A poem on the adventures abroad and death of Donnchadh son of Brian Bóraimhe

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dc.contributor.author Ní Úrdail, Meidhbhín
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-04T13:06:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-04T13:06:51Z
dc.date.copyright © 2012 de Gruyter en
dc.date.issued 2012-11
dc.identifier.citation Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9076
dc.description.abstract Donnchadhson of Brian Bóraimhe, the subject of the poem edited below, succeeded his father as king of Munster in the aftermath of the battle of Clontarf in 1014. This was by no means a smooth transition of power, however, as he faced inveterate opposition from his half-brother Tadhg, who, until the latter’s death in 1023,was an equal claimant to the kingship. According to some Irish annals, Tadhg’s killing by the men of Éile amounted to an act of treachery (feall) which was carried out at the behest of Donnchadh himself. Conell Mageoghagan, too, in his English translation of 1627 known as the ‘Annals of Clonmacnoise’, assures his reader that Tadhg‘was unaturally delivered by his owen Brother Donnogh to those of Elyeo’Karoll, whoe accordingly killed him, as was desired of them by his Brother Donnogh’. While this murder fanned the flame of subsequent internecine struggles for supremacy within Dál gCais, Donnchadh Ó Briain had problems to contend with further afield also, and his political authority in the fifty or so years after the battle of Clontarf was at best a fitful one. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher De Gruyter en
dc.subject Donnchad mac Briain en
dc.subject.lcsh Keating, Geoffrey, 1570?-1644? en
dc.title A poem on the adventures abroad and death of Donnchadh son of Brian Bóraimhe en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorcontactother meidhbhin.niurdail@ucd.ie
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 59 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 169 en
dc.identifier.endpage 199 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1515/zcph.2012.010
dc.neeo.contributor Ní Úrdail|Meidhbhín|aut|
dc.internal.rmsid 319359594
dc.date.updated 2017-11-28T14:34:48Z

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