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New publication: Authorities and Adaptations: The Reworking and Transmission of Textual Sources in Medieval Ireland

authorities and adaptationsEdited by Elizabeth Boyle and Deborah Hayden.

Authorities and Adaptations investigates how texts were studied, copied and reworked in medieval Ireland. Encompassing a wide range of genres in Latin and Irish, including saga literature, law texts, grammatical tracts, sermons and poetry, these twelve essays represent the first systematic attempt to interrogate the complex processes of transmission and adaptation which shaped the corpus of medieval Irish literature and determined the form in which it survives to the present day.

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