IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1319: Power and Authority in Medieval Irish and Anglo-Norman Narrative

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Four Courts Press, Dublin
Organiser:Elva Johnston, Department of Early Irish History
Moderator/Chair:Anne Connon, Centre for the Study of Human Settlement & Historical Change, National University of Ireland, Galway
Paper 1319-aPower and Authority: Medieval Irish Kingship Tales
(Language: English)
Clodagh Downey, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic
Paper 1319-bPower and Authority in the Irish Voyage of Máel Dúin
(Language: English)
Elva Johnston, Department of Early Irish History
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic
Paper 1319-cThe Voice of Authority: The Role of the Host in the Anglo-Norman Voyage of St Brendan
(Language: English)
Jude Mackley, Department of English & Related Literature, University of York
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Language and Literature - French/ Occitan
Abstract

Direct and indirect statements on power and authority in medieval Irish narrative. Kingship tales are an evident source for the former, voyage tales for the latter. The Irish evidence is then compared and contrasted with Anglo-Norman evidence.