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Title: Myth, Legend & Romance: An Encyclopaedia of the Irish Folk Tradition. (Encyclopedia)
Description: New York, Prentice Hall. 1991, First American Edition. (ISBN: 0132759594) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 453 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w illustrations. "In (this book), Daithi O hOgain examines the folk tradition of Ireland and so opens a special window to the Irish - from the misty legends of the Tuatha de Danann , the martial glory of the Irish epics, to the gentler realms of the island's saints and scholars. (It) is the first standard reference book ever compiled combining the related fields of (Irish) folklore, myth, legend and romance literature in one volume. This substantial work covers in alphabetical order all of the stories concerning the characters in the narrative history of the selected tradition. It incorporates the mythological, Ulster, Fianna, and Kings cycles as well as the hagiography, folk tales, and customs of Ireland. (Provides) a full list of sources given in abbreviated form as an adjunct to each entry which refer to a complete bibliography forming a separate part of the volume. Several indexes are employed as well as a short introduction to Gaelic and a pronunciation guide." Tiny shallow dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good.

Keywords: Folklore, Ireland, Irish, Literature, Saints, Animals, Religion, Romance, Ghosts, Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Horses, Daghdha, Fairies, Goddesses, Gods, Mythological, Special Powers, Ulster Cycle, Tara, Poets, Picts, Patrick, Fir Bolg, Druids, Kingship, Connachta

Price: US$ 27.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 29936

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