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Cultural Identity and Cultural Integration

Cultural Identity and Cultural Integration

by Doris Edel
     
 

Ireland occupies a distinctive position in the cultural history of early medieval Europe. Uniquely untouched by Roman cultural influence, yet deeply informed by the literacy and learning brought to it by Christianity, Ireland represented a territory of converging influences, pagan and Christian, oral and literate, native and imported. Cultural Identity and Cultural

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Ireland occupies a distinctive position in the cultural history of early medieval Europe. Uniquely untouched by Roman cultural influence, yet deeply informed by the literacy and learning brought to it by Christianity, Ireland represented a territory of converging influences, pagan and Christian, oral and literate, native and imported. Cultural Identity and Cultural Integration contains thirteen essays ranging in subject from religion and cosmology to epic literature and historical propaganda.

About the Author:

Doris Edel is Professor of Celtic languages and culture at the University of Utrecht and is author of Studies in Celtic Literature and the Early Irish Church.

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Noting the distinction of the Irish in early medieval Europe as a culture that, never having been conquered by the Roman Empire could accept Roman cultural influences on their own terms, 11 essays from an international colloquium at Utrecht University (no date noted) explore various aspects of Ireland's identity as separate from and part of Europe. Literacy and orality, the gender of day, manuscript production, and models of conversion are among the topics. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851821679
Publisher:
Four Courts Press
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Pages:
208

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