Sound and Sense in Cath Almaine

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dc.contributor.author O Cathasaigh, Tomas
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-26T16:26:48Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Ó Cathasaigh, Tomás. 2004. Sound and sense in Cath Almaine. Ériu 54: 41-47. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0332-0758 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3746569
dc.description.abstract Cath Almaine, a tenth-century tale on the battle of Allen, presents a remarkable sequence of verbal and vocal acts. They include pledges and promises, curse and prophecy, narrative before the battle and after it, a cry of victory given by the men of Leinster and one given by the war-goddess, the Fool's roar that memorializes the battle, sweet music heard by the slain warriors and a piteous warrior-chant heard by the victors. The tale points to the necessary interaction of word and deed, and to the absolute futility of warfare as an instrument of social order. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Celtic Languages and Literatures en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Royal Irish Academy en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://www.jstor.org/stable/30007362 en_US
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dc.title Sound and Sense in Cath Almaine en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal Ériu en_US
dash.depositing.author O Cathasaigh, Tomas
dash.embargo.until 10000-01-01

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