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Clíodhna Ní Lionáin
UCD School of Archaeology
Vol. 31 (2012), Artículos
Recibido: 25-03-2013 Aceptado: 25-03-2013
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The origin myths contained within the Leabhar Gabhála Érenn have been used, manipulated and appropriated not only in Ireland, but also in Iberia and the British Isles, showing how such narratives can be utilised in both the definition and promotion of nationhood and independent sovereignty, but also in the assertion of dominion and control over a colonised people. The development, use, appropriation and manipulation of this narrative reveals the many layers of complicated negotiation of meaning behind the formation and transmission of cultural objects, in this case legends.

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