Begrudgery & Brehon Law: A Literary Examination of the Roots of Resentment in Pre-Modern Ireland
作者: Stephen Graf
刊名: World Journal of Social Science Research, 2016, Vol.3 (1)
来源数据库: Scholink
DOI: 10.22158/wjssr.v3n1p62
原始语种摘要: This essay traces the published roots of the components of Irish begrudgery in early Irish literature ( Táin Bó Cúailnge and other ancient Irish myths) and Brehon legal tracts (such as the Senchus Mór and The Book of Aicill) . First, the power of language in a predominantly oral culture is explored through examples like cursing and the peculiarly Irish type of satirist. A brief explanation of the functioning and history of Brehon law is provided, and the connections between Brehon law, literature and begrudgery are considered. Begrudgery is then tied to Nietzsche’s theory of ressentiment as both are distinguished primarily by a concern and involvement with power. While the elimination of Brehon law cannot be linked directly to the rise in begrudgery, the two events emerged from the same...
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  • flourish 繁荣
  • colonial 群体的
  • Irish 爱尔兰的
  • ancient 古代的
  • brief 简略
  • modern 现代的
  • explanation 说明
  • literature 文献
  • legal 正当的
  • English 英语英国的英国人的英语的