Ireland’s Warlike Sovereignty


Ireland’s Warlike Sovereignty

La souveraineté guerrière de l’Irlande

Françoise Le Roux
Chr.-J. Guyonvarc’h

FORMAT: 155 x 220
PAGES: 302
BINDING: Softcover
WORDS: 70 000 approx.
PRICE: 18,00 €
PUBLISHER: Yoran Embanner

The Work

Fearsome and dreaded warriors, the Celts were outstanding fighters from antiquity to the Middle Ages. For hundreds of years, their bravery and knowledge of warfare made them highly sought-after mercenaries.

This military excellence was complemented by their particular conception of warfare, markedly different from that of Rome and the modern West – one where a deity, The Mórrígan, stood for a kind of military sovereignty. While their contemporaries had male gods of war, the Irish Celts had a goddess, The Mórrígan, the Great Queen, wife of An Dagda, the god-druid.

This work also offers us a study of the relationship between the warrior godess and her appearances as the Battle Crow, giving an account of mythological survivals in present-day Celtic folklore and proposing very clear definition of the Celtic notion of Sovereignty that focuses on priesthood and war.

The Author(s)

Françoise Le Roux and Christian-J. Guyonvarc’h were leading specialists in Celtic studies who wrote several hundred articles and numerous books which have been widely translated into other languages.
Françoise Le Roux, co-founded the Celtic Studies journal Ogam and specialized in religious history.
Christian-J. Guyonvarc’h specialized in the study of medieval Irish texts and was an honorary professeur of Celtic at the University of Rennes 2.

Key Sales Points

– An indispendable book for anyone interested in Celtic culture.
– A precise account from made two leading specialists in Celtic Studies.