Laura Whaley wrote:
> I am new to this list and am currently finishing my master's thesis on the
> Tain Bo Cualnge and its place in early Irish history. Throughout I've
> researched Celtic Irish warfare, governing procedures(chieftains were not
> chosen soley for their battle prowess), and societal behaviors. I commend
> Ray's argument in this current dialogue. The historical documentation does
> not agree with Gil's comments nor is it appropriate to compare a European
> Celtic society with one of a later Japanese.
> Laura Whaley-Whadford
> SJSU, Boulder Creek, CA USA
Hi Laura, and welcome to the list!
I'll forward your message to the list, as you sent your message to me
alone - this is due to the fact that Celtic-L has the reply option set
to send replies to the original sender, so if you simply reply to a
message from the list you have to type in the list adress to get it out
to the list, or use the "reply to all" function of your mail programme,
which will send your reply both to the original sender and the list.
If you find the time, how about telling us a little bit about the
results from your master's thesis? I for one would be very interested,
and I suppose a lot of our fellow listmembers would be as well.
Do you think that the Tain actually describes historical events, or at
least has some historical events at its core, and when and where do you
think these events took place if yes? Or did you analyse the place of
the tale, and it's importance for, early Irish society? What do you
think the Tain tells us about this society? And I probably have a lot
more questions, if you want to talk about it, especially if you tell us
something about it with which to start!
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