The World of Geoffrey Keating
History, Myth and Religion in 17th Century Ireland.
Four Courts Press 2000
Written in English.
Geoffrey Keating’s Foras Feasa ar Éirinn was among the most popular and influential histories ever written. It offered a sense of Ireland, of Irishness, and of Catholicism that had wide appeal.
The work has long been valued for its mastery of the Irish language and its attractive literary style, yet its significance as history has been ignored. This innovative book evaluates Keating’s role as both historian and theologian.