Prose Banshenchas

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Prose Banshenchas

prose Banshenchas
‘The prose ‘Lore of women’’

Prose version of the Banshenchas

Manuscripts

Language

Middle Irish

Form

primary form(s) — prose

Textual relationships

Related: Metrical Banshenchas
Prose Banshenchas

Classification

Early Irish poetry Cycles of the Kings Finn Cycle Irish legendary history Mythological Cycle Ulster Cycle
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Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
web page identifiers

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  • Sources

Primary sources
Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in the entry for the relevant manuscript.

[intro.] Dobbs, Margaret E. (ed. and tr.), “The Ban-shenchus [part 1]”, Revue Celtique 47 (1930): 283–339.
Gallica: <link>
283–288 (introduction)
[ed.] [tr.] Dobbs, Margaret E. (ed. and tr.), “The Ban-shenchus [part 2]”, Revue Celtique 48 (1931): 163–234.
Gallica: <link>
Edition and English translation
[index] Dobbs, Margaret E. (ed. and tr.), “The Ban-shenchus [part 3]”, Revue Celtique 49 (1932): 437–489.
Gallica: <link>
Index

Secondary sources

Connon, Anne, “The Banshenchas and the Uí Néill queens of Tara”, in: Smyth, Alfred P. (ed.), Seanchas. Studies in early and medieval Irish archaeology, history and literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000. 98–108.
Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann, “The Banshenchas revisited”, in: O'Dowd, Mary, and Sabine Wichert (eds.), Chattel, servant or citizen: women’s status in church, state and society, Historical Studies 19, Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, 1995. 70–81.
Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann, “The manuscript tradition of the Banshenchas”, Ériu 33 (1982): 109–135.
Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann, “A possible source for Keating’s Forus feasa ar Éirinn”, Éigse 19:1 (1982): 61–81.

Queried results

if available
Hemprich, Gisbert, Rí Érenn – ‘König von Irland’ – Fiktion und Wirklichkeit, 2 vols, Bonner Beiträge zur Keltologie 2, Berlin: curach bhán, 2015.
Connon, Anne, “The Banshenchas and the Uí Néill queens of Tara”, in: Smyth, Alfred P. (ed.), Seanchas. Studies in early and medieval Irish archaeology, history and literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000. 98–108.
Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann, “The Banshenchas revisited”, in: O'Dowd, Mary, and Sabine Wichert (eds.), Chattel, servant or citizen: women’s status in church, state and society, Historical Studies 19, Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, 1995. 70–81.
Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann, “A possible source for Keating’s Forus feasa ar Éirinn”, Éigse 19:1 (1982): 61–81.
Ní Bhrolcháin, Muireann, “The manuscript tradition of the Banshenchas”, Ériu 33 (1982): 109–135.
Dobbs, Margaret E. (ed. and tr.), “The Ban-shenchus [part 3]”, Revue Celtique 49 (1932): 437–489.
Gallica: <link>
Dobbs, Margaret E. (ed. and tr.), “The Ban-shenchus [part 2]”, Revue Celtique 48 (1931): 163–234.
Gallica: <link>
Dobbs, Margaret E. (ed. and tr.), “The Ban-shenchus [part 1]”, Revue Celtique 47 (1930): 283–339.
Gallica: <link>
Meyer, Kuno, “Introduction”, in: Meyer, Kuno, Fianaigecht: being a collection of hitherto inedited Irish poems and tales relating to Finn and his Fiana, Todd Lecture Series 16, London: Hodges, Figgis, 1910. v–xxxi.

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