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Charms, Charmers and Charming in Ireland: From the Medieval to the Modern
  

Charms, Charmers and Charming in Ireland: From the Medieval to the Modern (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Carey, John
Edited by O Gealbhain, Ciaran
Edited by Tuomi, Ilona
Edited by Hillers, Barbara

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  • Pub Date
    15 Nov 19

An authoritative collection of studies of Irish charms, and the first to cover both the medieval and the modern evidence.

ISBN 9781786834928
Barcode 9781786834928
Release Date 15 November 2019
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Nov 2019

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ISBN-13 9781786834928
ISBN-10 1786834928
Stock Release date is 15 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Nov 2019
Publisher unlisted
Imprint University of Wales Press
Release Date 15 November 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Carey, John
Edited by O Gealbhain, Ciaran
Edited by Tuomi, Ilona
Edited by Hillers, Barbara
Category History Of Art: C 500 CE To C 1400
Other Prose: Classical, Early & Medieval
History
World History: C 1500 To C 1750
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
World History: From C 1900 -
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
British & Irish History
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This is the first book to examine the full range of the evidence for Irish charms, from medieval to modern times. As Ireland has one of the oldest literatures in Europe, and also one of the most comprehensively recorded folklore traditions, it affords a uniquely rich body of evidence for such an investigation. The collection includes surveys of broad aspects of the subject (charm scholarship, charms in medieval tales, modern narrative charms, nineteenth-century charm documentation); dossiers of the evidence for specific charms (a headache charm, a nightmare charm, charms against bleeding); a study comparing the curses of saints with those of poets; and an account of a newly discovered manuscript of a toothache charm. The practices of a contemporary healer are described on the basis of recent fieldwork, and the connection between charms and storytelling is foregrounded in chapters on the textual amulet known as the Leabhar Eoin, on the belief that witches steal butter, and on the nature of the belief that effects supernatural cures.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

John Carey is Professor of Early and Medieval Irish at University College Cork. Ciaran O Gealbhain lectures in Folklore and Ethnology at University College Cork. Ilona Tuomi is a doctoral candidate of Early and Medieval Irish at University College Cork. Barbara Hillers is Associate Professor of Folklore in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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