A History of Ireland in 100 Words

19.99

This volume tells a history of Ireland through the examination of 100 key words from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language, the most comprehensive dictionary of Irish in existence. The book is aimed at a popular audience and is intended to increase awareness and understanding of the Irish language for the period spanning the 7th-17th century, but it assumes no prior knowledge of the language on the part of the reader.

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This book tells a history of Ireland through the examination of 100 key words from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language, the most comprehensive dictionary of Irish in existence. The book is aimed at a popular audience and is intended to increase awareness and understanding of the Irish language for the period spanning the seventh to the seventeenth century, but it assumes no prior knowledge of the language on the part of the reader. It is divided into themes, including writing and literature, food and feasting, technology and science, the body, and other worlds, and each entry will explore a word or group of words related to a particular idea or object, such as ‘home’, ‘death’, ‘people’ or ‘book’. Entries are short, c. 500 words, and self-contained, so that readers can dip into the book where they please.

Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 19 × 15 × 3.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

xxxi, 288

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.7 (edition:23)

Readership

Professional and scholarly / Code: H