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The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Tain Bo Cualnge: The Great Cualnge Cattle Raid - Joseph Dunn
The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Tain Bo Cualnge: The Great Cualnge Cattle Raid
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Táin Bó Cúailnge "the driving-off of cows of Cooley", more usually rendered The Cattle Raid of Cooley or The Táin) is a legendary tale from early Irish literature, often considered an epic, although it is written primarily in prose rather than verse. It tells of a war against Ulster by the... show more
Táin Bó Cúailnge "the driving-off of cows of Cooley", more usually rendered The Cattle Raid of Cooley or The Táin) is a legendary tale from early Irish literature, often considered an epic, although it is written primarily in prose rather than verse. It tells of a war against Ulster by the Connacht queen Medb and her husband Ailill, who intend to steal the stud bull Donn Cuailnge, opposed only by the teenage Ulster hero Cú Chulainn. A similar tale set in the West of Ireland is Táin Bó Flidhais. Traditionally set in the 1st century AD in an essentially pre-Christian heroic age, the Táin is the central text of a group of tales known as the Ulster Cycle. It survives in two main written versions or "recensions" in 12th century manuscripts, the first a compilation largely written in Old Irish, the second a more consistent work in Middle Irish.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781477643235 (1477643230)
Pages no: 380
Edition language: English
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