Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 752 g
Dimensions: 253 x 195 x 23 mm
Miracles & Murders is almost the perfect book within the scope it sets itself, being an 'introductory anthology'. If you read only one book about gwerziou (and if you are in any branch of Celtic studies whatsoever, you should), this is it ... [F]or someone not looking for more avenues of research to pursue, but simply wanting to get a taste of the gwerziou, there is little more to be said. I praise the book highly. * Matthieu Boyd, North American Journal of Celtic studies *
[Although], the widely accepted notion that the menacing impact of globalisation and consequent cultural homogeneity have provoked a renewed and defensive interest in 'smaller', local identities and cultural heritage indicates that Miracles and Murders will attract a much wider, general readership. The provision of these scholarly, literary translations into English of the Breton ballads thus has the potential not merely to enrich the pursuits of academic researchers, but also to stimulate the imagination of all those who look to the past, or to a Celtic heritage, to reinforce a sense of belonging in this modern age. In achieving this dual appeal, Constantine and Guillorel will undoubtedly succeed in their aim to 'give the Breton gwerziou a new lease of life' (p. 29). * H-France Review *
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