The Lore of Ireland
an encyclopaedia of myth, legend and romance
- ISBN: 9781843832157
- Editorial: Boydell & Brewer Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2006
- Lugar de la edición: Woodbridge. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Medidas: 24 cm
- Nº Pág.: 531
- Idiomas: Inglés
Ireland has one of the finest cultural heritages and a standard reference book combining the related subjects of folklore, myth, legend and romance is long overdue. There are 350 substantial entries, in alphabetical order from Aban, a 6th-century saint, to Weather, all with full references to sources, a synopsis of relevant stories, and discussion of their origin, nature and development. These are complimented by a genre-list of material under various headings, such as Mythical Lore, Fianna Cycle, Ulster Cycle, King Cycles, Peoples and Traditions, Religious Lore, and Folk Custom and Belief. There is also a wealth of genealogical detail, indicating how historical and social circumstances have influenced the growth and spread of Irish lore. Daithi O Hogain, Associate Professor of Irish Folklore at University College Dublin, is an international authority on folklore and traditional literature.