The Triumph Tree
Scotland's Earliest Poetry AD 550-1350
Edited by Thomas Owen Clancy
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Triumph Tree by Thomas Owen Clancy
Book Description"The Triumph Tree" brings together the poetry of five languages - Latin, Welsh, Gaelic, Old English and Norse - in an accessible, scholarly anthology of translations, to form a spectacular window on Scotland's past. Ranging from war to religion, and nature to love, the quality and power of these poems display the riches of a vanished world. Alongside famous works such as "The Gododdin" (here in its most faithful translation yet) and "The Dream of the Rood" are a range of other works, including poems by and for St Columba, the homesick verse of Gaelic poets on crusade, the court skalds of the Orkney earls, poems in praise of strong drinkers, harps, books and islands. Many of these poems have never before appeared in translation. For the first time, the first 800 years of Scotland's literature are brought together in one volume.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841586410
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas Owen Clancy
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Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, Hardback (November 2006)
This is the first full-scale critical consideration of Scotland's earliest literature. It covers the literature produced during the medieval and early modern period in Scotland, surveying the riches of Scottish work in Gaelic, Welsh, Old Norse, Old English and Old French, Latin and Scots.
Iona, Paperback (April 1995)» View all books by Thomas Owen Clancy
Eight rare poems, written at Iona monastery between 563AD and the early 8th century, translated from the original Latin and Gaelic and fully annotated with literary commentary.
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