Ossian: Warrior Poet

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  • Ossian: Warrior Poet
  • Ossian: Warrior Poet
  • Ossian: Warrior Poet
  • Ossian: Warrior Poet
  • Ossian: Warrior Poet

Ossian: Warrior Poet
by Eileen Budd
246 x 189 mm
326 pages
Full colour print
Available in hardback or paperback edition

The bard Ossian recounts the life of Fingal, a warrior chief among chiefs in 3rd century Scotland. These are the sagas of Scotland’s ancient past: tales of battles, of unrequited love, betrayal, tragic loss and glorious victory.

James Macpherson first published his Poems of Ossian in the late 1700s, collecting fragments of oral storytelling, folklore and deep cultural memory that survived in the Gaelic tongue.

Eileen Budd's new illustrated edition rekindles these stories for a new generation.

Ossian: Warrior Poet includes:
> 12 full-page illustrations bursting with detail, based on years of research.
> 14 hand drawn maps, showing the locations and routes of the poems, based on cartographic research.
> Many more illustrations of archaeological objects and patterns.
> Fresh introduction and commentaries for each chapter.
> Family trees for the main characters, setting out their inter-connections.
> An index of hundreds of characters and locations, to help readers keep track!

The hardback comes with black endpapers, a real collector's edition.

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