Conflict and Restraint in Irish Heroic Literature

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This contribution examines the ways in which medieval Irish sagas interrogate the idea of restraint in the heroic world. It argues that many early texts promote notions of restraint and show the devastating consequences of unrestrained violence. Advocates of restraint include women and judges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScotha cennderca cen on
Subtitle of host publicationA Festschrift for Séamus Mac Mathúna
EditorsAilbhe Ó Corráin, Fionntán de Brún, Maxim Fomin
Place of PublicationUppsala
PublisherUppsala Universitet, Sweden
ISBN (Print)9789151309361
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameStudia Celtica Uppsaliensia


  • Warriors, women, restraint, pacifism, warfare, familial


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