Landscapes of Cult and Kingship

Landscapes of Cult and Kingship

Landscapes of Cult and Kingship Arising from a conference held in NUI Galway this book brings together experts from archaeology history toponomy anthropology ethnography and early Irish literature in the study of kingship and

  • Title: Landscapes of Cult and Kingship
  • Author: Roseanne Schot Conor Newman Edel Bhreathnach
  • ISBN: 9781846822193
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Arising from a conference held in NUI, Galway, this book brings together experts from archaeology, history, toponomy, anthropology, ethnography, and early Irish literature in the study of kingship and royal landscapes in early Ireland Sacral kings, such as the kings of Tara, held exceptional kingships that are replicated throughout the world These kings bore responsibiliArising from a conference held in NUI, Galway, this book brings together experts from archaeology, history, toponomy, anthropology, ethnography, and early Irish literature in the study of kingship and royal landscapes in early Ireland Sacral kings, such as the kings of Tara, held exceptional kingships that are replicated throughout the world These kings bore responsibility for maintaining harmony between the human and the divine Features of this early stage in the development of kingship endured long after the conversion to Christianity, linked through common facets with biblical kingship and surviving as motifs in the ceremonies surrounding the institution of medieval Irish kingship This volume examines the exercise of kingship in literature and in the morphology of sites in Ireland Tara, Rathcroghan, Uisnech, Cashel, and Cornashee and elsewhere.

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    Sources from Early Christian Ireland are simply overwhelming. They are too vaste to comprehend. This book makes a good work at combining these ancient texts with modern scholarship and archaeology, and the result is amazing. Ireland between the Vth and the XIth centuries was an odd country within Western Europe, a country where pagan druids still played an important role and where a caste of trained poets kept alive the spark of pre-christian traditions and poetry. Irish tradition was so extreme [...]

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