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Modern Irish Language


Both online and in print, and containing more than 1,500 articles, this 5-volume set is the major encyclopedia for Celtic studies.

Viking invasions, language, mythology, saints, clothing, craftsmanship, architecture—these are some of the many topics covered in this encyclopedia. The entries, centred on such themes as lineage, manuscripts, persons and scholarship, focus on the period 500 to 1600 A.D., and come with cross-references and bibliographies. There are alphabetical and thematic tables of contents.

Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies

Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture

Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

With more than 9,000 articles on subjects ranging from politics, law, engineering, and religion to literature, painting, medicine, and sport, this encyclopedia is a key resource for Irish studies. The entries, written by established academics, contain bibliographies to guide students in further research. The 9-volume set is so detailed that you get thorough articles on a wide range of people, from internationally-famous figures such as the poet W.B. Yeats to lesser-known persons such as Denis Kilbride, a 19th Century agrarian campaigner and MP.

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland c.500-1100

Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs and Customs

The Crusades: An Encyclopedia

Trade, Travel, and Exploration in the Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present

New Arthurian Encyclopedia

Research Guide to the Modern Irish Language

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