A Literary History of Ireland
From Earliest Times to the Present Day
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A Literary History of Ireland From Earliest Times to the Present Day

By Douglas Hyde
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  • A Literary History of Ireland
  • From Earliest Times to the Present Day
    • By
  • Douglas Hyde, LL.D., M.R.I.A.
    • [An Craoibhín Aoibhinn]
      • DEDICATION.
      • PREFACE
      • CONTENTS
    • DEDICATION.
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
    • Literary History of Ireland
      • WHO WERE THE CELTS?
      • EARLIEST ALLUSIONS TO IRELAND FROM FOREIGN SOURCES
      • EARLY HISTORY DRAWN FROM NATIVE SOURCES
      • HOW FAR CAN NATIVE SOURCES BE RELIED ON?
      • THE PRE-MILESIAN FABLE AND EARLY PANTHEON
      • EVIDENCE OF TOPOGRAPHY AND GENEALOGY
      • DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE
      • CONFUSION BETWEEN GODS AND MEN
      • DRUIDISM
      • THE IRISH ELYSIUM AND BELIEF IN REBIRTH
      • EARLY USE OF LETTERS, OGAM AND ROMAN
      • EARLY IRISH CIVILISATION
      • ST. PATRICK AND THE EARLY MISSIONARIES
      • ST. BRIGIT
      • COLUMCILLE
      • THE FIRST SCHOOLS OF CHRISTIAN IRELAND
      • THEIR FAME AND TEACHING
      • CONFLICTS WITH THE CIVIL POWER
      • THE BARDIC SCHOOLS
      • THE INSTRUCTION OF A PRINCE.
      • THE SUGGESTIVELY PAGAN ELEMENT IN IRISH LITERATURE
      • THE OLDEST BOOKS AND POEMS
      • EARLY SAGA AND ROMANCE
      • THE MYTHOLOGICAL CYCLE
      • THE HEROIC OR RED BRANCH CYCLE—CUCHULAIN
      • DÉIRDRE
      • THE OPENING OF THE FATE OF THE SONS OF USNACH, FROM A MS. IN THE BELFAST MUSEUM.
      • THE TÁIN BO CHUAILGNE
      • THE FIGHT AT THE FORD.[14]
      • THE DEATH OF CUCHULAIN
      • OTHER SAGAS OF THE RED BRANCH
      • THE FENIAN CYCLE
      • THE SAILING OF CÚMHAIL.
      • THE SAILING OF OWEN MÓR.
      • "To Torna son of Dubh, our dear friend in Glen Fuinnse in Britain in Saxony.
      • MISCELLANEOUS ROMANCE
      • DEATH OF CEALLACH.
      • PRE-DANISH POETS
      • THE DANISH PERIOD
      • DEATH OF CORMAC MAC CULINAN.[6]
      • DEATH OF BRIAN BORUMHA AT CLONTARF.
      • FROM CLONTARF TO THE NORMAN CONQUEST
      • SUDDEN ARREST OF IRISH DEVELOPMENT
      • FOUR CENTURIES OF DECAY
      • DEVELOPMENT OF IRISH POETRY
      • THE OSSIANIC POEMS
      • "FINN'S PASTIMES.
      • THE ISLE OF ARRAN.
      • THE LAST OF THE CLASSIC POETS
      • RISE OF A NEW SCHOOL
      • PROSE WRITERS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
      • THE STORY OF MAC RAICÍN.
      • THE IRISH ANNALS
      • THE BREHON LAWS
      • THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
      • THE HISTORY OF IRISH AS A SPOKEN LANGUAGE
      • Buidheachas le Dia!
      • CRÍOCH.
    • WHO WERE THE CELTS?
    • EARLIEST ALLUSIONS TO IRELAND FROM FOREIGN SOURCES
    • EARLY HISTORY DRAWN FROM NATIVE SOURCES
    • HOW FAR CAN NATIVE SOURCES BE RELIED ON?
    • THE PRE-MILESIAN FABLE AND EARLY PANTHEON
    • EVIDENCE OF TOPOGRAPHY AND GENEALOGY
    • DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE
    • CONFUSION BETWEEN GODS AND MEN
    • DRUIDISM
    • THE IRISH ELYSIUM AND BELIEF IN REBIRTH
    • EARLY USE OF LETTERS, OGAM AND ROMAN
    • EARLY IRISH CIVILISATION
    • ST. PATRICK AND THE EARLY MISSIONARIES
    • ST. BRIGIT
    • COLUMCILLE
    • THE FIRST SCHOOLS OF CHRISTIAN IRELAND
    • THEIR FAME AND TEACHING
    • CONFLICTS WITH THE CIVIL POWER
    • THE BARDIC SCHOOLS
    • THE INSTRUCTION OF A PRINCE.
    • THE SUGGESTIVELY PAGAN ELEMENT IN IRISH LITERATURE
    • THE OLDEST BOOKS AND POEMS
    • EARLY SAGA AND ROMANCE
    • THE MYTHOLOGICAL CYCLE
    • THE HEROIC OR RED BRANCH CYCLE—CUCHULAIN
    • DÉIRDRE
    • THE OPENING OF THE FATE OF THE SONS OF USNACH, FROM A MS. IN THE BELFAST MUSEUM.
    • THE TÁIN BO CHUAILGNE
    • THE FIGHT AT THE FORD.[14]
    • THE DEATH OF CUCHULAIN
    • OTHER SAGAS OF THE RED BRANCH
    • THE FENIAN CYCLE
    • THE SAILING OF CÚMHAIL.
    • THE SAILING OF OWEN MÓR.
    • "To Torna son of Dubh, our dear friend in Glen Fuinnse in Britain in Saxony.
    • MISCELLANEOUS ROMANCE
    • DEATH OF CEALLACH.
    • PRE-DANISH POETS
    • THE DANISH PERIOD
    • DEATH OF CORMAC MAC CULINAN.[6]
    • DEATH OF BRIAN BORUMHA AT CLONTARF.
    • FROM CLONTARF TO THE NORMAN CONQUEST
    • SUDDEN ARREST OF IRISH DEVELOPMENT
    • FOUR CENTURIES OF DECAY
    • DEVELOPMENT OF IRISH POETRY
    • THE OSSIANIC POEMS
    • "FINN'S PASTIMES.
    • THE ISLE OF ARRAN.
    • THE LAST OF THE CLASSIC POETS
    • RISE OF A NEW SCHOOL
    • PROSE WRITERS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
    • THE STORY OF MAC RAICÍN.
    • THE IRISH ANNALS
    • THE BREHON LAWS
    • THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
    • THE HISTORY OF IRISH AS A SPOKEN LANGUAGE
    • Buidheachas le Dia!
    • CRÍOCH.
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