The War of the Gaedhil with the Gaill, or the Invasions of Ireland by the Danes and Other Norsemen. . The Original Irish Text, Edited, with Translation and Introduction

By: Todd, James Henthorn

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Ccvii, 348, [i], 16 pp. Two colour plates of the manuscripts at the front, one folding. Red and black title. Ads at rear. Octavo. Text in Irish with translation beneath, two columns of notes below that. In umber library buckram with gilt library title to spine, covers have remains of library stickers. Interior has library stamps and pocket, small ink link on first blank. Very occasional light pencil marginalia, page 4 of the ads at the rear has a small lack at the fore-edge, otherwise clean and nice. James Henthorn Todd (23 April 1805 – 28 June 1869) was a biblical scholar, educator, and Irish historian. He is noted for...his endeavors as an educator, librarian, and scholar in Irish history. In this work, Todd's use and translation of Scandinavian sources brought personal descriptions of the Norsemen into light, such as that of Brodir, who is reputed to have killed Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf. The first part of the work contains an account of the arrival of the Norsemen in Ireland, especially in the Munster district. The second part of the work is devoted to the history of the Dal Cais, or Munster chieftains, particularly of the hero Brian Boroimhe (Boru) , King of Ireland, and his death in the Battle of Clontarf. The appendices contain a translation of the Book of Leinster, the chronology and genealogy of the kings of Munster and of Ireland during the Scandinavian invasions, a description of the battle of Clontarf, and genealogy of the Scandinavian chieftains named as leaders of the invasions of Ireland. --Cf. Introd; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 349 pages

Title: The War of the Gaedhil with the Gaill, or the Invasions of Ireland by the Danes and Other Norsemen. . The Original Irish Text, Edited, with Translation and Introduction

Author Name: Todd, James Henthorn

Categories: Language - Irish, Celtic Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer.: 1867

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10643

Keywords: Irish Gaelic Ancient Ireland Norse Invasion,