By Sarah Sheehan, Ann Dooley (eds.)
Medieval Irish texts show precise and unforeseen structures of gender. developing Gender in Medieval eire illuminates those rules via its clean and provocative re-readings of a variety of texts, together with saga, romance, felony texts, Fenian narrative, hagiography, and ecclesiastical verse.
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80. Cf. ” Breatnach, A Companion to the Corpus Iuris Hibernici, 188–91. 6. For my interpretation of this material I am much indebted to Liam Breatnach, whose seminar on Bretha Nemed in Trinity College, Dublin, I attended some years ago. Any errors are of course my responsibility. Binchy, Corpus Iuris Hibernici, 6:2229, ll. i. i. i. ar T R AV E L E R S A N D S E T T L E D F O L K 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32 . 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42 . 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52 . 53. 54. 55.
Said the son. “Not difficult: a good woman,” said Fíthal. . ” “Not difficult: a woman whom men have not known before you . . i. u. e. 18 The poets were one of the most mobile groups in society, and a visiting poet was a veritable magnet for attracting the poorer classes to the residence of the patron in expectation of sharing in the largesse that the patron was honor bound to provide there. Learned poets, historians, and other schoolmen at the top of their profession are also known to have kept open house for guests.
Smith, “The Senbriathra Fithail and Related Texts,” 58. Simms, “Guesting and Feasting in Gaelic Ireland,” 74. , 80. Cf. ” Breatnach, A Companion to the Corpus Iuris Hibernici, 188–91. 6. For my interpretation of this material I am much indebted to Liam Breatnach, whose seminar on Bretha Nemed in Trinity College, Dublin, I attended some years ago. Any errors are of course my responsibility. Binchy, Corpus Iuris Hibernici, 6:2229, ll. i. i. i. ar T R AV E L E R S A N D S E T T L E D F O L K 27. 28.