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Charms, Charmers and Charming in Ireland

Monday, October 7, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alexandra Sanchez

The history of Irish literature is as vast as it is old. Known not only for having one of the oldest literatures in Europe, it also has one of the most widely recorded folklore traditions, and it boasts a uniquely rich body of work for study. Charms, Charmers and Charming in Ireland, edited by Ilona Tuomi, John Carey, Barbara Hillers and Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, is the first book to examine the full chronological range of Irish charms, from the Middle Ages until the present, drawing on an impressive collection of studies for investigation.

With survey articles, dossiers of evidence, and newly discovered manuscripts, this book explores a captivating range of subjects, from charm scholarship, charms in medieval tales, and modern narrative charms, to the connection between charms and storytelling. The material covered will attract not only scholars of medieval Irish folklore, but its broad span of history from the Middles Ages through to the present will appeal to other specialist readers, scholars of medieval Irish folklore, those interested in alternative medical practices and anyone curious about charms and magic.

To purchase Charms, Charmers, and Charming in Ireland, see University of Wales Press

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