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Gregory
Toner
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25 publications between 1988 and 2019 indexed
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Toner, Gregory, Manifestations of sovereignty in medieval Ireland, H. M. Chadwick Memorial Lectures 29, Cambridge: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, 2018. 42 pp.  
abstract:

This paper examines the literary evolution of the hag transformed into a beautiful young woman and formerly believed to be a reflex of the sovereignty goddess. It traces the motif back to the tenth century and suggests that it is derived ultimately from continental sources rather than reflecting a native mythological story. The hag's relationship to the demise of the king is also examined.

abstract:

This paper examines the literary evolution of the hag transformed into a beautiful young woman and formerly believed to be a reflex of the sovereignty goddess. It traces the motif back to the tenth century and suggests that it is derived ultimately from continental sources rather than reflecting a native mythological story. The hag's relationship to the demise of the king is also examined.

Toner, Gregory [director], Maxim Fomin, Grigory Bondarenko, Thomas Torma, Caoimhín Ó Dónaill, and Hilary Lavelle, eDIL: electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language, 1st digital ed., Online: Royal Irish Academy. URL: <http://www.dil.ie>. 
Electronic internet edition of the Dictionary of the Irish language.
Electronic internet edition of the Dictionary of the Irish language.
Toner, Gregory [ed. and tr.], Bruiden Da Choca, Irish Texts Society 61, London: Irish Texts Society, 2007.

Websites

Toner, Gregory [director], Maxim Fomin, Grigory Bondarenko, Thomas Torma, Caoimhín Ó Dónaill, and Hilary Lavelle, eDIL: electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language, revised ed. (2007), Online: Royal Irish Academy. URL: <http://edil.qub.ac.uk>. 
Electronic internet edition of the Dictionary of the Irish language.
Electronic internet edition of the Dictionary of the Irish language.

Works edited

Ó Mainnín, Mícheál B., and Gregory Toner (eds), Ulidia 4: proceedings of the fourth international conference on the Ulster Cycle of tales, Queen's University Belfast, 27-9 June, 2013, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2017.
Borsje, Jacqueline, Ann Dooley, Séamus Mac Mathúna, and Gregory Toner (eds), Celtic cosmology: perspectives from Ireland and Scotland, Papers in Mediaeval Studies 26, Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2014. viii + 316 pp.
Toner, Gregory, and Séamus Mac Mathúna (eds), Ulidia 3: proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, University of Ulster, Coleraine 22–25 June, 2009. In memoriam Patrick Leo Henry, Berlin: curach bhán, 2013.

Contributions to journals

Griffith, Aaron, David Stifter, and Gregory Toner, “Early Irish lexicography ‒ A research survey”, Kratylos 63:1 (2018): 1–28.
Toner, Gregory, “Desire and divorce in Serglige Con Culainn”, Ériu 66 (2016): 135–166.
Toner, Gregory, “Macha and the invention of myth”, Ériu 60 (2010): 81–109.  
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This paper provides new literary analyses of two tales associated with Emain Macha, both of which feature a woman called Macha: Noínden Ulad, which purports to tell the origin of the debility that the Ulstermen suffered during the Táin, and the story of Macha Mongrúad, who overthrew her enemies and forced them to construct the fort of Emain Macha. The discussion considers issues of warriorhood, justice and gender, and seeks to disentangle the themes of sovereignty and war in relation to the women called Macha. Two of the four women bearing the name Macha are, in all probability, relatively late innovations, and the primary function of the remaining two figures lies in warfare.
abstract:
This paper provides new literary analyses of two tales associated with Emain Macha, both of which feature a woman called Macha: Noínden Ulad, which purports to tell the origin of the debility that the Ulstermen suffered during the Táin, and the story of Macha Mongrúad, who overthrew her enemies and forced them to construct the fort of Emain Macha. The discussion considers issues of warriorhood, justice and gender, and seeks to disentangle the themes of sovereignty and war in relation to the women called Macha. Two of the four women bearing the name Macha are, in all probability, relatively late innovations, and the primary function of the remaining two figures lies in warfare.
Toner, Gregory, “‘Messe ocus Pangur Bán’: structure and cosmology”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 57 (Summer, 2009): 1–22.
Fomin, Maxim, and Gregory Toner, “Digitizing a dictionary of medieval Irish: the eDIL project”, Literary and Linguistic Computing 21 (April, 2006): 83–90.  
abstract:

The Centre for Irish and Celtic Studies at the University of Ulster is currently producing a digital dictionary of medieval Irish (eDIL) based on the standard Dictionary of the Irish Language published by the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. This paper addresses some of the problems encountered in the digitization process, including data capture, processing non-standard characters, modifications to the TEI guidelines, automatic generation of tags, and the establishment of a lexical view while preserving the original format of the paper dictionary.

abstract:

The Centre for Irish and Celtic Studies at the University of Ulster is currently producing a digital dictionary of medieval Irish (eDIL) based on the standard Dictionary of the Irish Language published by the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. This paper addresses some of the problems encountered in the digitization process, including data capture, processing non-standard characters, modifications to the TEI guidelines, automatic generation of tags, and the establishment of a lexical view while preserving the original format of the paper dictionary.

Toner, Gregory, “Authority, verse and the transmission of senchas”, Ériu 55 (2005): 59–84.
Toner, Gregory, “The Ulster Cycle: historiography or fiction?”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 40 (Winter, 2000): 1–20.
Toner, Gregory, “Reconstructing the earliest Irish tale lists”, Éigse 32 (2000): 88–120.
Toner, Gregory, “The definite article in Irish place-names”, Nomina 22 (1999): 5–24.
Toner, Gregory, “The transmission of Tochmarc Emire”, Ériu 49 (1998): 71–88.
Toner, Gregory, “Cormac Conloinges — the hero of the Mound”, Emania: Bulletin of the Navan Research Group 8 (1991): 60–62.
Toner, Gregory, “An file in Bás Cearbhaill agus Farbhlaidhe”, Seanchas Ardmhacha 14:2 (1991): 109–115.
Toner, Gregory, “Emain Macha in the literature”, Emania: Bulletin of the Navan Research Group 4 (Spring, 1988): 32–35.

Contributions to edited collections or authored works

Toner, Gregory, “Myth and the creation of landscape in early medieval Ireland”, in: Egeler, Matthias (ed.), Landscape and myth in northwestern Europe, Borders, Boundaries, Landscapes 2, Turnhout: Brepols, 2019. 79–97.
Toner, Gregory, “History and salvation in Lebor na hUidre”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí (ed.), Lebor na hUidre, Codices Hibernenses Eximii 1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2015. 131–153.
Toner, Gregory, “Landscape and cosmology in the Dindshenchas”, in: Borsje, Jacqueline, Ann Dooley, Séamus Mac Mathúna, and Gregory Toner (eds), Celtic cosmology: perspectives from Ireland and Scotland, Papers in Mediaeval Studies 26, Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2014. viii + 316 pp. 268–283.
Toner, Gregory, “Scribe and text in Lebor na hUidre: H’s intentions and methodology”, in: Ó hUiginn, Ruairí, and Brian Ó Catháin (eds.), Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, Maynooth 24-27 July 2005, Maynooth: An Sagart, 2009. 106–120.
Toner, Gregory, “Identifying Ptolemy’s Irish places and tribes”, in: Parsons, David N., and Patrick Sims-Williams (eds), Ptolemy: towards a linguistic atlas of the earliest Celtic place-names of Europe, Aberystwyth: CMCS Publications, 2000. ix + 188 pp. 73–82.