Золотая Индия червонного золота»: изображение Индии в ирландских письменных источниках

Translated title of the contribution: "Golden India of red gold":: Depiction of India in Irish Written Sources

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Early Irish historiography preserved a concept of the origin of the Gaels and their coming to the island of Ireland from some distant foreign lands, which were interpreted in a different way by differ- ent scribes. The places of origin of the Irish were considered to be Babylon, Egypt, Scythia and India, whence the Irish travelled the world. This concept correlated with the medieval doctrine of the inhabited world, which was formed on the basis of the doctrines of the Classical (Pliny, Strabo) and early Christian authors (Orosius). Describing the travels of the proto-Irish, the medieval and late early modern Irish scribes were influenced by the representations of the Oriental lands, especially India, by various Classical and early medieval compilations (esp. Etymologiae by Isidore of Seville).
Translated title of the contribution"Golden India of red gold":: Depiction of India in Irish Written Sources
Original languageRussian
Title of host publicationFocal, fios agus foghlaim
Subtitle of host publicationСборник статей в честь Татьяны Андреевны Михайловой
EditorsElena Parina, Victor Bayda, Andrey Sideltsev
Place of PublicationMoscow
PublisherMoscow State University
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-5-317-06378-8
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 25 May 2020


  • medieval Ireland
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Pliny the Elder
  • Strabo
  • Megasthenes
  • Orosius
  • Isidore of Seville
  • Etymologies
  • apocrypha
  • Liber de Mensura Orbis Terrae
  • The Buke of John Maundeville


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