Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts, Brussels
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Fellowship Work Summary, 2000–01
Padraig A. Breatnach worked on two chapters for his project, entitled Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Belgian Royal Library, Brussels, and completed drafts of three chapters for a monograph, Irish Learning in the Low Countries in the Seventeenth Century: Three Studies Relating to Brussels MS 6131-33 (Book of O'Donnell's Daughter) (forthcoming, 2002). He finished editing and completed a historical/philological commentary for a volume entitled Chronicle Poems of the Nine Years War by Dubhthach Óg Ó Duibhgeannáin Addressed to Ó Néill (1598) and Ó Domhnaill (1600) (forthcoming, 2002). He wrote a review of Mark Caball's Poets and Politics: Continuity and Reaction in Irish Poetry, 1558-1625 that was published in éigse: A Journal of Irish Studies 32 (2000), which he edited; wrote an article entitled "The Aesthetics of Irish Bardic Composition: An Analysis of Fuaras iongnadh, a fhir chumainn by Fearghal Óg Mac an Bhaird," for the journal Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies (forthcoming, winter 2001); and prepared entries on "Irish Classical Poetry" and "Eochaidh Ó hEódhusa" for the Encyclopaedia of Ireland (Gill & Macmillan, forthcoming, 2002).