Charms, charmers and charming in Ireland: from the medieval to the modern: New Approaches to Celtic Religion and Mythology. Edited by Ilona Tuomi, John Carey, Barbara Hillers and Ciarán Ó Geal- bháin. University of Wales Press. Cardiff 2019

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Abstract

Charms, charmers and charming in Ireland contains fourteen papers originally presented at a conference held at University College Cork by the Departments of Early and Middle Irish, Folklore and Ethnology and Study of Religions between 6‒8 May 2016. The focus on innovation and tradition is reflected in the contributors’ choice of the innovative trends in the study of charms as well as their following and critiquing academic traditions established by previous scholarship. More specifically, research in the field of charms carried out in relation to the Irish data is usefully surveyed in the introduction to the volume, noting milestone publications, conferences, institutions and networks that kickstarted thinking and scientific collaboration in the area. The book studies the Irish data exclusively, each of the contributions falling into one of three domains depending on the historiographical, ethnological or philological approach it takes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-9
Number of pages5
JournalÉigse: A Journal of Irish Studies
Volume41
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 6 Jul 2021

Keywords

  • charms
  • Ireland
  • folklore
  • oral
  • Traditional medicine
  • superstition
  • mythology
  • supernatural

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