Anglo-Irish Literature, 1200-1582 by St John D. Seymour
Originally published in 1929, this volume was intended to draw attention to the relatively neglected area of early Anglo-Irish literature. Covering the period between the Anglo-Norman settlement of Ireland and the printing of Richard Stanihurst's translation of Virgil, the text illustrates the richness of this literature through abundant quotation from a variety of sources, both religious and secular. The style is accessible and in keeping with Seymour's aim of making the ordinary reader aware of a literary tradition they might otherwise remain ignorant of. This is an important book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in early Irish literature, and the history of literary criticism.
Preface; 1. A survey of the subject; 2. The Song of Dermot and the the Earl; 3. The Entrenchment of New Ross; 4. Some early prose writings; 5. Religious poems; 6. Secular poems; 7. Satirical poems; 8. The religious drama; 9. Fifteenth-century prose writings; 10. Richard Stanihurst.