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Carmina Gadelica : Hymns and Incantations - Alexander Carmichael

Carmina Gadelica

Hymns and Incantations

By: Alexander Carmichael (Compiled by), John MacInnes (Introduction by)

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Published: 15th September 1992
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The Carmina Gadelica is the most comprehensive collection of poems and prayers from the Gaelic tradition of oral poetry. Gathered by Alexander Carmichael, in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, 'from Arran to Caithness, from Perth to St. Kilda'. The poems had been handed down through the generations in a living oral tradition. This tradition and the way of life which sustained it have now disappeared but these poems and prayers live on to remind us of the faith of the unknown poets who composed them. Previously only available as a bilingual text in six volumes, this one-volume edition in English only is an important contribution to the wider awareness of Celtic literature. John MacInnes' introduction puts the poems in the context of the life and folklore of the Gaelic community.

'This is a beautiful book ... to have for quiet moments and to use for teaching.' --Yoga Scotland, Jan 2007

ISBN: 9780863155208
ISBN-10: 0863155200
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 15th September 1992
Publisher: FLORIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.75  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.04