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An investigation of the remsc?la T?na B? C?ailgne and an edition and translation of Aislinge ?enguso with textual notes
CLEARY, CHRISTINA JOANNE
This thesis is presented in two parts. Part 1 is a study of the application of the term remsc?l prefatory tale to Early Irish literature, specifically to those tales associated with the T?in B? C?ailnge (TBC), and the wider implications of its usage, which led to the emergence of this medieval literary series. My starting point is the lists of so-called remsc?la, which are extant in the following manuscripts: 12th-century Book of Leinster, p. 245b; 15th-century RIA MS D iv.2, f. 47vb; 17th-century RIA MS C vi.3, f. 27v; and two sets of transcriptions of a now-lost manuscript, NLS MS Adv. 72.1.46, by the Scottish antiquarian Ewen M Lachlan, i.e. NLS MS Adv. 72.3.5, p. 253, and NLS Ingliston MS A vi.1, box 4, p. 17. I include also in this study the compilation of the 16th-century BL MS Egerton 1782, which contains thirteen of the tales, described as remsc?la in the aforementioned lists, as a complete collection that physically preface TBC in this manuscript. This represents the idea that, at least, the Early Modern Irish scribe of Eg. 1782 viewed the remsc?la as complementing TBC in the manner of a complete series. What follows is an investigation of the relationships of individual tales that fall under the classification of remsc?l in the remsc?la lists to the TBC; these are also plotted along a relative chronology of their composition, including the composition of various recensions of individual tales. Additionally, I include a study of the application of the term remsc?l to tales associated with Togail Bruidne Da Derga and the Middle Irish adaptation In Cath Catharda; both of which contribute to understanding the term remsc?l within the context of those tales associated with TBC. Part 2 of this thesis presents a new edition of the Old Irish text Aislinge ?enguso (A?), complete with full manuscript readings, a translation, and textual notes to each section of text discussing noteworthy linguistic features and editorial choices.
Keyword(s): T?in B? C?ailnge; Aislinge ?enguso; remsc?la; cyclification; Early Irish literature; medieval literature; Irish; Old Irish
Publication Date:
2018
Type: Doctoral thesis
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): CLEARY, CHRISTINA JOANNE, An investigation of the remsc?la T?na B? C?ailgne and an edition and translation of Aislinge ?enguso with textual notes, Trinity College Dublin.School of Lang, Lit. & Cultural Studies.IRISH AND CELTIC LANGUAGES, 2018
Publisher(s): Trinity College Dublin. School of Lang, Lit. & Cultural Studies. Discipline of Irish
Supervisor(s): Uhlich, J?rgen
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