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The Tain

The Tain

Book - 1970
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The Táin Bó Cuailnge, center-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's greatest epic. Thomas Kinsella's lively translation is based on the partial texts in two medieval manuscripts, with elements from other versions. This edition includes a group of related stories
which prepare for the action of the Táin along with brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1970
ISBN: 9780192803733
Call Number: 891.6 T134t 1970
Characteristics: xxvii, 282 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Táin bó Cúailnge. English


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(7th and 8th centuries) The Tain or "Tain Bo Cuailnge," translated as "The Cattle Raid of Cuailnge," is the earliest Irish epic we have and is considered the nearest equivalent Ireland has to a national epic. "The central events of the story revolve around the theft of a ... Read More »

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