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Literacy and Identity in Early Medieval Ireland - a book by Johnston, Elva

Literacy and Identity in Early Medieval Ireland

Literacy and Identity in Early Medieval Ireland( )
Author: Johnston, Elva
Series title:Studies in Celtic History Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $99.00
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Winner of the 2015 Irish Historical Research Prize. Much of our knowledge of early medieval Ireland comes from a rich literature written in a variety of genres and in two languages, Irish and Latin. Who wrote this literature and what role did they play within society? What did the introduction and expansion of literacy mean in a culture where the vast majority of the population continued to be non-literate? How did literacy operate in and intersect with the oral world? Was literacy a...
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