VENACULAR POETS IN BEDE AND MUIRCHÚ A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF EARLY INSULAR CULTURAL HISTORIES

@article{Ireland2016VENACULARPI,
  title={VENACULAR POETS IN BEDE AND MUIRCH{\'U} A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF EARLY INSULAR CULTURAL HISTORIES},
  author={C. Ireland},
  journal={Traditio},
  year={2016},
  volume={71},
  pages={33 - 61}
}
This comparative study examines the treatment of named vernacular poets from the Gaelic and Anglo-Saxon worlds in the subsequent literary cultural histories of their traditions. Both societies developed sophisticated bilingual intellectual cultures. After a brief survey of historical poets and anonymous secular texts from both vernacular literatures, this essay examines two accounts that involve vernacular poets from Latin texts written by clerics. Muirchú maccu Machtheni wrote Vita Sancti… Expand
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