Lebor Gabala Erenn, Vol. 5

Lebor Gabala Erenn, Vol. 5 : The Book of the Taking of Ireland (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Lebor Gabala Erenn, Vol. 5: The Book of the Taking of Ireland When I began to work on the present section I hoped that here, at least, it might be possible to combine the three redactions into a single text; but after struggling with the task for a few paragraphs I abandoned it as hopeless. Only by continuing the practice of printing the parallel versions in full can the chequered history of the compilation be satisfactorily set forth. I have allowed the composite text, so far as I had prepared it, to stand, in order to demonstrate the essential artificiality, and the unmanageable clumsiness with no compensating scientific gain - resulting from such a treatment of the material. This less important section is a suitable corpus m'le for such a demonstration; it would have been more complete if I had allowed all the trivialities of orthographical variation which I had noted to remain on record. In fact, about half of these have been excised as needless encumbrances. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 594 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30mm | 785g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243264941
  • 9780243264940