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The Tain : From the Irish epic Tain Bo Cuailnge - Thomas Kinsella

The Tain

From the Irish epic Tain Bo Cuailnge

Paperback Published: 26th September 2002
ISBN: 9780192803733
Number Of Pages: 320

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The Táin Bó Cuailnge, centre-piece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's greatest epic. It tells the story of a great 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 Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who resists the invaders single-handed while Ulster's warriors lie sick. Thomas Kinsella presents a complete and living version of the story. His translation is based on the partial texts in two medieval manuscripts, with elements from other versions, and adds a group of related stories which prepare for the action of the Táin. Illustrated with brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy, this edition provides a combination of medieval epic and modern art.

Translator's Note and Acknowledgements Artist's Note Introduction Maps Some Recommended Books Pronunciation of Irish Words Before the Tain The Tain Notes on the Text

ISBN: 9780192803733
ISBN-10: 0192803735
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26th September 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.17

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