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Lebor Gabála Érenn

LC control no.n 94008171
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Uniform title headingLebor Gabála Érenn
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Variant(s)Book of the taking of Ireland
Book of invasions
Book of conquests
Leabhar Gabhála Éireann
Leabhar Gabhála na hÉireann
See alsoContained in (work): Mythological cycle
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Form of workEpic literature
Beginning date10
Found inA new introduction to Lebor Gabála Érenn ... 1993: p. 1 (literally the "Book of the taking of Ireland"; often rendered the "Book of invasions")
Lebor gabála Érenn, 1938- : t.p. (Lebor gab́ala Érenn)
Wikipedia, viewed Feb. 3, 2011 (Lebor Gabála Érenn (The Book of the Taking of Ireland) is the Middle Irish title of a loose collection of poems and prose narratives recounting the mythical origins and history of the Irish race from the creation of the world down to the Middle Ages. An important record of the folkloric history of Ireland, it was compiled and edited by an anonymous scholar in the 11th century, and might be described as a mélange of mythology, legend, history, folklore and Christian historiography. It is usually known in English as The Book of Invasions or The Book of Conquests, and in Modern Irish as Leabhar Gabhála Éireann or Leabhar Gabhála na hÉireann)
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