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Irish Tales by Sarah Butler

Irish Tales by Sarah Butler
 

Published in London only months after the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, Irish Tales is an historical romance offering a Jacobite reading of early Irish history, culminating in Brian Boru's victory over the Viking invaders at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. The love story of Princes... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781846822162
Published 24 March 2010 by Four Courts Press Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Ross, Ian Campbell
Edited by Douglas, Aileen
Edited by Markey, Anne
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ISBN-13 9781846822162
ISBN-10 1846822165
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Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Four Courts Press Ltd
Imprint Four Courts Press Ltd
Publication Date 24 March 2010
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Ross, Ian Campbell
Edited by Douglas, Aileen
Edited by Markey, Anne
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 397g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical fiction, Ireland - History - To 1172
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.5
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Published in London only months after the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, Irish Tales is an historical romance offering a Jacobite reading of early Irish history, culminating in Brian Boru's victory over the Viking invaders at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. The love story of Princess Dooneflaith and Prince Murchoe, son of the high-king himself, is played out against a backdrop of efforts to unite the people of Ireland in resistance to the Danish tyrant Turgesius. Remarkably, Sarah Butler draws her historical materials from one of the best-known Irish-language accounts of the Irish past, Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa (written c.1634), a major work of history that had not yet appeared in print, but which circulated in elite literary circles in Irish and English-language manuscripts. Irish Tales, then, stands at the nexus of Irish-language manuscript culture and English-language print culture in its exploration of the conflicting claims of the public and private spheres in contemporary life

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