A New Version of the Battle of Mag Rath

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Proofed by: Gerald Manning & David Hughes
Header creation and mark-up by: Linda Heidkamp & David Hughes
Mark-up revised and corrected by: Niall Brady

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Printed source of this electronic edition

‘A New Version of the Battle of Mag Rath’, ed. Carl Marstrander, Ériu 5 (1911) 226-247

Manuscript source of printed text

Trinity College Dublin Ms H.2.16 (The Yellow Book of Lecan), cat. no. 1318, cols. 945-8


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Thesaurus Linguae Hibernicae,
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4

Project funder: Professor Marianne McDonald (University of California, San Diego) via the Ireland Funds.

Date: Final mark-up completed 2006-06-21

Text ID: cm.eriu.5.002


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Marstrander provides text from MS Harleian 5280 for five stanzas of verse (lines 14-34) in addition to the YBL text of the same poem. In the printed edition, both versions of this poem are printed side by side. The TLH electronic edition displays the two versions of the poem consecutively, the first with the heading “YBL” and the second with the heading “Harleian 5280”. The line-numbering of the printed edition has been retained.


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