T�in From the Irish Epic T�in B� Cuailnge

ISBN-10: 0192803735

ISBN-13: 9780192803733

Edition: 2002

Authors: Thomas Kinsella
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Description: The Tin B 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 Tin. Illustrated with brush drawings by Louis le Brocquy, this edition provides a combination of medieval epic and modern art.

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

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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
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