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Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Patrick Sims-Williams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588657
eISBN:
9780191595431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In the Middle Ages Ireland's extensive and now famous literature was unknown outside the Gaelic‐speaking world of Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man — with Wales an important exception. Irish ... More


Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Mark Williams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The presentation of the magical and mantic in Celtic literature has persistently been dogged by misunderstanding and over-romanticised readings. Among the misconceptions about the ancient and ... More


Germanic Pederasty: The Evidence of the Classical Ethnographers

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter 2 reviews the ethnographical evidence available which suggests that the pre‐Migration Germanic tribes may have practised pederasty and same‐sex rites of initiation, also comparing accounts ... More


Gods, Heroes, & Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain

Christopher R. Fee

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174038
eISBN:
9780199849864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The islands of Britain have been a crossroads of gods, heroes, and kings—those of flesh as well as those of myth—for thousands of years. Successive waves of invasion brought distinctive legends, ... More


Introduction

Christopher R. Fee and David A. Leeming

in Gods, Heroes, & Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174038
eISBN:
9780199849864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174038.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Each of the groups who came to Britain, from the ancient Celts, Romans, to Germanic invaders such as Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans, brought legends of heroes, myths of gods, rites of sacrifices, ... More


The pāntheons

Christopher R. Fee and David A. Leeming

in Gods, Heroes, & Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174038
eISBN:
9780199849864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174038.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

A pantheon is an overview of a given culture's gods and goddesses and reflects not only the society's values but also its sense of itself. This chapter discusses the Germanic pantheon, which includes ... More


Otherworlds: Fantasy and History in Medieval Literature

Aisling Byrne

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198746003
eISBN:
9780191808708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746003.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

Otherworlds are a recurrent feature in medieval literary texts and are usually characterized by a set of distinctive features. This study highlights the potentially anachronistic implications of ... More


The Romances of Chretien de Troyes

Joseph J. Duggan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083576
eISBN:
9780300133707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083576.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Twelfth-century French poet Chretien de Troyes was one of the most influential figures in Western literature, for his romantic poems on the legend of King Arthur gave rise to a tradition of ... More


Introduction: Worlds within Worlds

Aisling Byrne

in Otherworlds: Fantasy and History in Medieval Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198746003
eISBN:
9780191808708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746003.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

This Introduction argues that applying the term ‘otherworld’ in a medieval context is anachronistic. It points out the absence of any analogous lexical item in the languages of medieval Britain and ... More


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