Prose Banshenchas

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Prose Banshenchas

    prose Banshenchas‘The prose ‘Lore of women’’

    • Middle Irish
    • prose
    • Early Irish poetry, Cycles of the Kings, Finn Cycle, Irish legendary history, Mythological Cycle, Ulster Cycle, lists of people
    Prose version of the Banshenchas

    Classification

    Early Irish poetry Cycles of the Kings Finn Cycle Irish legendary history Mythological Cycle Ulster Cycle
     lists of people
    • 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.

    Hemprich, Gisbert, Rí Érenn – ‘König von Irland’ – Fiktion und Wirklichkeit, 2 vols, Bonner Beiträge zur Keltologie 2, Berlin: curach bhán, 2015.
    159   [4.17] “Banṡenchas ‘Frauengeschichte’”
    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.
    “Twelfth century (xxxvii-lvii)”
    xxxvii. Tesmolta Cormaic; xxxviii. The Bóroma (including two poems in LL); xxxix. Prose dinnshenchas: (a) Fornocht § 26 (death of Uinche Ochurbél); (b) Ráith Cnámrossa § 31; (c) Tipra Sengarman § 52; (d) Áth Liac Find § 139; xl. Poem beg. ‘Dám thrír táncatar ille’; xli. Poem beg, ‘Is de sin atá Áth Lúain’ (dinnshenchas of Snám Dá Én); xlii. Poem beg. ‘Nímutanic ó thír thend’ (on the dinnshenchas of Róiriu i nHúib Failge, attributed to Finn; xliii. Macgnímartha Finn; xliv. Poem ascribed to Oisín, beg. ‘Ro loiscit na lama sa’; xlv. Episode in a poem ascribed to Gilla in Chomded húa Cormaic, beg. ‘A Rí richid, réidig dam’; xlvi. Banshenchas, poetic version ascribed to Gilla Mo-Dutu Ó Caiside; xlvii. Banshenchas, prose version; xlviii. Mac Lesc mac Ladáin aithech; xlix. Poem attributed to Finn beg. ‘In lia no theilginn do grés’ on the dinnshenchas of Mag Dá Géise; l. Poem beg. ‘Ogam il-lia, lia uas lecht’, on the battle of Gabair Aichle; li. Poem ascribed to Oisín, beg. ‘Tuilsitir mo derca súain’ (on the boar of Muir Talláin); lii. Poem ascribed to Caílte, beg. ‘Bec innocht lúth mo dá lúa’; liii. Poem ascribed to Oisín, beg. ‘Ochtur táncamar anuas’, on the conversion of the fíana; liv. Poem attributed to Caílte on the dinnshenchas of Tonn Chlidna, beg. ‘Clidna Cheindfhind, búan in bét’; lv. Áirem muintire Finn; lvi. Fianshruth; lvii. Lige Guill i mMaig Raigni, lengthy poem on Goll mac Mornai Glinne Garad, attributed to Finn mac Cumaill

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