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Tain : Translated from the Irish Epic Tain Bo Cuailnge - 69 edition

Tain : Translated from the Irish Epic Tain Bo Cuailnge (ISBN10: 0192803735; ISBN13: 9780192803733)
ISBN13: 978-0192803733
ISBN10: 0192803735

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0192810908
ISBN10: 0192810901

Summary: The Táin Bó Cuailnge, centre-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's nearest approach to a great epic. It tells the story of a giant cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, queen and king of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cuailnge. The hero of the tale is Cúchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who single-handedly resists the invasion, whils Uls ...show moreter's warriors lie sick.

Thomas Kinsella's translation is the first attempt to present a `living version' of the story, complete and unbowdlerized. It is based on the partial texts in two medieval manuscripts, and includes a group of related stories which prepare for the action of the Táin. Illustrated with 31 brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy and three maps, this edition combines medieval epic with modern art. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 69
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 11/28/2002
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Brush Drawings By Louis Le Brocquy London 2002 Paperback REPRINT Very Good The book is in VG condition, clean, crease top front corner, light shelf rubbing to edges and corners. 282pp. There are 31 ...show morebrush drawings and three maps. A magnificient version of the early epic, The Tain Bo Cuailnge, centre-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, It tells the story of a giant cattle raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, queen and king of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cuailnge. Thomas Kinsella's translation is the first attempt to present a 'living version' of the story, complete and unbowdlerized. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** ...show less
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