Several books have been devoted to the study of his famous son, Vlad the Impaler, but any search for the historical Dracula must begin with the story of the father. Now, for the first time, based on extensive documentary research, the true story of the man who founded the Dracula dynasty is revealed.
This fantastical and varied story features giants, horror, love, and adventure, and is the earliest Arthurian story to survive in any language. Arthur is a Celtic figure in origin, and here we get a glimpse of a stranger, less comfortable Arthur than the one we know.
One of the most famous heroines of Irish literature, whose story was turned into numerous plays in the Irish Revival of the turn of the 20th century. Deirdriu – sometimes called ‘the Irish Helen of Troy’ – is a heroine of great vividness
Casting an eye at some early Welsh poems (one spoken by Myrddin to his pet piglet) and some high medieval texts which let us glimpse the lost Celtic saga of Merlin.
Our online concerts return! We launch with 'Journeys to the Underworld', the first in our winter series of themed online concerts, combining storytelling, poetry, folklore and more.
Drawing on a wide variety of source material, including poetry, histories, and religious literature, this book investigates how the Anglo-Saxons felt about the annual passing of the seasons and the profound relationship they saw between human life and the rhythms of nature.
A forum for high quality papers on a variety of aspects of Celtic Studies, including histories of the Celtic regions, Welsh / Irish / Scottish Gaelic / Manx / Cornish / Breton literatures, Celtic folklore, archaeology, teaching of Celtic languages, and cultures of the Celtic countries.
Drawing on literature and art, theology, and a wealth of firsthand evidence, Basilisks and Beowulf reveals a people huddled at the edge of the known map, using the fantastic and the grotesque as a way of understanding the world around them and their place within it.
Passed down orally in pre-Christian Norse times, transmitted in writing in medieval Iceland, and here wielded by the hand of Jackson Crawford, the tales told in this volume retain their sharp edges and flashes of glory that never fail to slay.
This book studies the life and times of Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler, providing the reader with a better understanding of the personality of this enigmatic figure of medieval history, as well as the times in which he lived.