Ritari, Katja






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Ritari, Katja, “‘Whence is the origin of the Gaels?’: remembering the past in Irish pseudohistorical poems”, Peritia 28 (2017): 155–176.

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“‘Whence is the origin of the Gaels?’: remembering the past in Irish pseudohistorical poems”
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28
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155–176
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This article explores the construction of Irish identity in the pseudohistorical poems of two authors, Máel Muru Othna and Gilla Cóemáin. In their poems, the memory of the past - real or imagined - is used to establish a continuity for the Irish as a clearly delineated people from the dawn of time to the authors’ medieval present.
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Gilla CóemáinGilla Cóemáin (fl. 1072) – Middle Irish poet
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Máel Muru OthnaMáel Muru of Othain / Máel Muru Othna (d. 887) – Early Irish poet and historian, who was apparently attached to the monastery of Othain (now Fahan, Inishowen barony, Co. Donegal), as his epithet suggests
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