Four Courts Press 
New Catalogue
November 2005
55/50/$65 hbk

Medieval Celtic literature and society


This collection brings together the latest research from international scholars working on medieval Irish, Welsh, Cornish and Breton literature, making it a reader for courses on medieval Celtic literatures. Featured texts include early Welsh poetry, the Ulster Cycle, the 'Mabinogi', and the work of Dafydd ap Gwilym.

John Koch Why was Welsh literature first written down?
John Carey The legendary history of Ireland
David Dumville Writers, scribes and readers in Brittany
Robin Chapman Stacy Law and literature in medieval Ireland and Wales
Kaarina Hollo Laments and lamenting in early medieval Ireland
Oliver Padel Oral and literary culture in medieval Cornwall
Joseph Falaky Nagy The 'Acallam na Senórach'
Esther Freer & Nerys Ann Jones The early career of Llywarch Brydydd y Moch
Thomas Owen Clancy Court, king and justice in the Ulster Cycle
Kristen Lee Over Transcultural change: Welsh and French romance
Erich Poppe Narrative structure of medieval Irish adaptations
Helen Fulton The 'Mabinogi' and the education of princes
Morgan T. Davies Dafydd ap Gwilym and the shadow of colonialism

Helen Fulton is associate professor in the department of English at U Sydney. Her previous publications include Dafydd ap Gwilym and the European context and Selections from the Dafydd ap Gwilym Apocrypha.

256pp ills November 2005