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A history of Ireland inn100 words

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ISBN: 9781911479185
AuthorArbuthnot, Sharon
Pub Date01/10/2019
BindingPaperback
Pages200
CountryIRL
Dewey409.415
Quick overview This book tells a history of Ireland by looking at the development of 100 medieval Irish words drawn from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language. Words tell stories and encapsulate histories and this book captures aspects of Ireland’s changing history by examining the changing meaning of 100 key words. The book is aimed at a general readership and no prior knowledge of the Irish language is required to delve into the fascinating insights it provides.
€19.99

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.

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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.

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