The End and Beyond Hardback

Medieval Irish Eschatology

by John Carey, Emma Nic Carthaigh, Caitriona O. Dochartaigh

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The End and Beyond

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What awaits us beyond the grave is perhaps the fundamental human mystery. Visionary accounts of the afterlife are attested long before the Common Era, and loomed large in the imaginative universe of early Christianity. The medieval Irish inherited and further transformed this tradition, producing vivid eschatological narratives which had a profound impact throughout Europe as well as being works of remarkable literary and spiritual power in their own right. Under the headings 'Soul and Body', 'The Seven Heavens', 'The Next World', and 'The Judgement and its Signs', this book presents critical editions, with translation and commentary, of 26 eschatological texts from the Old, Middle, and Early Modern Irish periods, together with related material in Latin and Old English. Some of these works are here edited for the first time. Extended essays survey Irish eschatological literature a whole, and place it in its wider context; and the volume concludes with a comprehensive handlist of Irish eschatological compositions.

The End and Beyond was published by Celtic Studies Publications,U.S. in December 2014. The ISBN for The End and Beyond is 9781891271205.

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Details for The End and Beyond

Book FormatHardback
PublisherCeltic Studies Publications,U.S. (December 2014)
Number of Pages964
Thickness58 mm
Height251 mm
Width252 mm
Product Code4249642
Page last updated 13th January 2019
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