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Downey, C.
13th International Congress of Celtic Studies
Corop suthain ar n-ardrí – the poetic life and afterlife of Máel Sechnaill Mór mac Domnaill
Bonn, Germany
Chaired Session
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Máel Sechnaill Mór mac Domnaill (died 1022) lived on a cusp in medieval Irish history, and played a pivotal role that is reflected in the position that he occupies in traditional historiography. This paper will examine poetry concerned with Máel Sechnaill, written both contemporarily and posthumously, looking at some aspects of how his celebrity and unique potential to prefigure a shift in political thinking were developed and utilized by a variety of poets.
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