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Imagining Heaven and Earth

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004077/00001

Material Information

Title: Imagining Heaven and Earth Cosmology and the Irish Tradition in SALTAIR NA RANN
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: DiPietro, Michelle
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2009
Publication Date: 2009

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Cosmology
Medieval Ireland
Saltair Na Rann
Irish Literature
Middle Ages
Textual Transmission
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis examines the cosmological section of the tenth-century Middle Irish biblical poem Saltair na Rann, and its relationship to medieval Irish literary and cosmological traditions. The first 336 lines of the poem describe the creation of the universe within the biblical framework of Genesis, but deviating substantially to include detailed cosmological information. Saltair na Rann and other works of ecclesiastical literature produced in medieval Ireland, including biblical exegesis, apocrypha, pseudo-history, and cosmological treatises, show a marked interest in incorporating native interests and literary motifs with continental Christian forms of literature. After an exploration of what cosmology was in the context of theological study, and how the cosmological tradition developed from the classical world to late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, I will consider which elements of Saltair na Rann's cosmology are consistent with continental sources and which are not. I will draw particular attention to elements of Saltair na Rann's cosmology that are non-standard and have no known precedent, which therefore exemplify the tendency of Irish writers to seamlessly blend native interests with imported models.
Statement of Responsibility: by Michelle DiPietro
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2009
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Rohrbacher, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2009 D59
System ID: NCFE004077:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004077/00001

Material Information

Title: Imagining Heaven and Earth Cosmology and the Irish Tradition in SALTAIR NA RANN
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: DiPietro, Michelle
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2009
Publication Date: 2009

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Cosmology
Medieval Ireland
Saltair Na Rann
Irish Literature
Middle Ages
Textual Transmission
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis examines the cosmological section of the tenth-century Middle Irish biblical poem Saltair na Rann, and its relationship to medieval Irish literary and cosmological traditions. The first 336 lines of the poem describe the creation of the universe within the biblical framework of Genesis, but deviating substantially to include detailed cosmological information. Saltair na Rann and other works of ecclesiastical literature produced in medieval Ireland, including biblical exegesis, apocrypha, pseudo-history, and cosmological treatises, show a marked interest in incorporating native interests and literary motifs with continental Christian forms of literature. After an exploration of what cosmology was in the context of theological study, and how the cosmological tradition developed from the classical world to late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, I will consider which elements of Saltair na Rann's cosmology are consistent with continental sources and which are not. I will draw particular attention to elements of Saltair na Rann's cosmology that are non-standard and have no known precedent, which therefore exemplify the tendency of Irish writers to seamlessly blend native interests with imported models.
Statement of Responsibility: by Michelle DiPietro
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2009
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Rohrbacher, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2009 D59
System ID: NCFE004077:00001


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