Evans (D. Ellis) (ed.), Griffith (John G.) (ed.), Jope (E. M.) (ed.): Proceedings of the Seventh International congress of Celtic studies, held at Oxford, from 10th to 15th July, 1983 / edited by D. Ellis Evans, John G. Griffith and E. M. Jope.
Oxford: D. E. Evans, 1986. x + 324 pp.
Rev. by
Enrico Campanile, in ZCP 43 (1989), pp. 231-237.
Mícheál Ó Siadhail, in Celtica 19 (1987), pp. 194-197.
Oliver J. Padel, in CMCS 14 (Winter, 1987), pp. 109-110.


Roberts (Brynley F.): Edward Lhuyd and Celtic linguistics.
In 7th ICCS, Oxford 1983 (1986), pp. 1–9.

Foster (Idris): Sir John Rhŷs.
In 7th ICCS, Oxford 1983 (1986), pp. 10–14.

Mallory (James P.): Silver in the Ulster cycle of tales.
In 7th ICCS, Oxford 1983 (1986), pp. 31–78.
Argues that the role attached to silver in the UIster cycle of narratives reflects a material culture of the 6th-9th centuries A.D.

Contreni (John J.): The Irish contribution to the European classroom.
In 7th ICCS, Oxford 1983 (1986), pp. 79–90.

Gillies (William): The classical Irish poetic tradition.
In 7th ICCS, Oxford 1983 (1986), pp. 108–120.
Focuses on bardic eulogy.

Thomson (Derick S.): The poetic tradition in Gaelic Scotland.
In 7th ICCS, Oxford 1983 (1986), pp. 121–132.
Discusses aspects of the conservatism of Gaelic verse tradition in Scotland from 13th to the 18th centuries.

Ó Corráin (Donnchadh): Historical need and literary narrative.
In 7th ICCS, Oxford 1983 (1986), pp. 141–158.
Argues that early Irish prose tales are closely bound to their political background, using as examples Echtra mac Echach and Aided Crimthainn, the material relating to Cormac mac Airt, and the story of the three Collas.

Ó Riain (P.): St. Abbán: the genesis of an Irish saint’s life.
In 7th ICCS, Oxford 1983 (1986), pp. 159–170.
Focuses on the authorship and motivation of the vita.

Schmidt (Karl Horst): The Celtic languages in their European context.
In 7th ICCS, Oxford 1983 (1986), pp. 199–221.

McCone (Kim R.): From Indo-European to Old Irish: conservation and innovation in the verbal system.
In 7th ICCS, Oxford 1983 (1986), pp. 222–266.