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Ireland's Immortals : A History of the Gods of Irish Myth (Hardcover) (Mark Williams)

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Williams traces the evolution of the divinities of Irish mythology--most frequently known as the T&’u&atha D&’e& Danann or Peoples of the goddess Dan&’u&--from the early Middle Ages through to the present. He addresses the trajectory of the Irish divinities from the conversion period through to the end of the Middle Ages, and poses three interconnected questions: Who and what are the Irish gods? Why are they so unusual compared to the gods of other European paganisms? Why did interest persist in them in medieval Ireland? He targets two audiences: the first colleagues whose expertise is concentrated in one of the two poles which it addresses--medievalists who want to know more about the reception of Irish myth and scholars of modern Ireland with an interest in the Revival’s medieval roots; and the public. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 578
Genre: Literary Criticism, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Author: Mark Williams
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 51732334
UPC: 9780691157313
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-2177
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