Buile Suibhne

O'Keeffe, J. G. (ed.)

Published by Dublin Institute For Advanced Studies, Dublin, 1952
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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vii, 110 pp, preface by J. G. O'Keeffe, Buile Suibhne Annso Sios; notes, glossary of the rarer words, index. Text in Old Irish with preface and glossary of rarer words in English. Mediaeval & Modern Irish Series, Volume I, Reprinted, 1952. "Buile Shuibhne or Buile Suibhne, The Madness of Suibhne or Suibhne's Frenzy) is an old Irish tale about the Suibhne mac Colmain, king of the Dál nAraidi, driven insane by St. Ronan's curse. The insanity makes Suibhne leave the Battle of Mag Rath, enter a life of wandering (which earns him the nickname Suibne Geilt or "Mad Sweeney"), until he dies under the refuge of St. Moling. The tale is the final instalment of a three-text cycle in medieval Irish literature, continuing on from Fled Dúin na nGéd (The Feast of Dun na nGéd) and Cath Maige Rátha (The Battle of Mag Rath). Suibhne's name appears as early as the ninth century in a law tract (Book of Aicill), but Buile Suibhne did not take its current form until the twelfth century." Inked name on ffep. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Navy-blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 001617

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Title: Buile Suibhne

Publisher: Dublin Institute For Advanced Studies, Dublin

Publication Date: 1952

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Reprint.

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