Aquitaine and Ireland in the Middle Ages


Author: Jean-Michel Picard

Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd


Category: History

Page: 272

View: 3346

This collection of essays (nine in French; six in English) analyses the evidence of the historical and socio-cultural relations between Ireland and the Aquitaine region in the light of modern research in the fields of archaeology, history, folklore, linguistics and literature.

Ireland in the Middle Ages


Author: Seán Duffy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349251712

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 232

View: 6608

This book surveys Irish history in the first half of this millennium, written in a style which will make it accessible to those new to the subject, incorporating the findings of recent research, and offering a reinterpretation of the evidence.

Medieval Ireland

An Encyclopedia


Author: Seán Duffy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948232

Category: History

Page: 580

View: 7519

Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia brings together in one authoritative resource the multiple facets of life in Ireland before and after the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1169, from the sixth to sixteenth century. Multidisciplinary in coverage, this A–Z reference work provides information on historical events, economics, politics, the arts, religion, intellectual history, and many other aspects of the period. With over 345 essays ranging from 250 to 2,500 words, Medieval Ireland paints a lively and colorful portrait of the time. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages website.

Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages


Author: Karen Jankulak,Jonathan M. Wooding

Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd


Category: History

Page: 296

View: 3224

The studies in this volume range across literature, archaeology, law and theology and show Ireland~and Wales as societies in close contact. --- Contents: Proinsias Mac Cana, Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages: an overview; Iwan Wmffre (UU), Post-Roman Irish settlements in Wales; Catherine Swift (Mary I, Limerick), Welsh ogams~from an Irish perspective; Susan Youngs (Reading U), Britain, Wales and Ireland: holding things together; Alex Woolf (St Andrews), The expulsion of the Irish from Dyfed; Karen Jankulak (U Wales, Lampeter), British saints, Irish saints, and the Irish in Wales; Colmn Etchingham (NUIM), Viking-age Gwynedd and Ireland; John Carey (UCC), Bran son of Febal and Brn son of Llyr; Morfydd Owen (Aberystwyth), Medieval Irish and Welsh law; Jonathan Wooding (U Wales,~Lampeter), Coastal chapels in Ireland and Wales; Robert Babcock (Hastings College, Nebraska), Rhys Ap Gruffudd and Ruaidr Ua Conchobair compared; Madeleine Gray (U Wales, Newport) Salvador Ryan (NUIM), Moth

Medieval Ireland (New Gill History of Ireland 1)

The Enduring Tradition – Ireland from the Coming of Christianity to the Reformation


Author: Michael Richter

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717165752

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 4313

Medieval Ireland – The Enduring Tradition, the first instalment in the New Gill History of Ireland series, offers an overview of Irish history from the coming of Christianity in the fifth century to the Reformation in the sixteenth, concentrating on Ireland’s cultural and social life and highlighting Irish society’s inherent stability in an very unstable period. Such a broad survey reveals features otherwise not easily detected. For all the complexity of political developments, Irish society remained basically stable and managed to withstand the onslaught of both the Vikings and the English. The inherent strength of Ireland consisted in the cultural heritage from pre-historic times, which remained influential throughout the centuries discussed in Professor Michael Richter’s engaging and informative book. Irish history has traditionally been described either in isolation or in the manner in which it was influenced by outside forces, especially by England. This book strikes a different balance. First, the time span covered is longer than usual, and more attention is paid to the early medieval centuries than to the later period. Secondly, less emphasis is placed in this book on the political or military history of Ireland than on general social and cultural aspects. As a result, a more mature interpretation of medieval Ireland emerges, one in which social and cultural norms inherited from pre-historic times are seen to survive right through the Middle Ages. They gave Irish society a stability and inherent strength unparalleled in Europe. Christianity came in as an additional, enriching factor. Medieval Ireland: Table of Contents The Celts Part I. Early Ireland (before c. AD 500) Ireland in Prehistoric Times Political Developments in Early Times Part II Ireland in the First Part of the Middle Ages (c. AD 500-1100) The Beginnings of Christianity in Ireland The Formation of the Early Irish Church Christian Ireland in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries Secularisation and Reform in the Eighth Centuries The Age of the Vikings Part III. Ireland in the Second part of the Middle Ages (c.1100-1500) Ireland under Foreign Influence: The Twelfth Century Ireland from the Reign of John to the Statutes of Kilkenny The End of the Middle Ages The Enduring Tradition

Ireland, England and the continent in the Middle Ages and beyond

essays in memory of a turbulent friar, F. X. Martin, O.S.A.


Author: Francis X. Martin,Howard B. Clarke,J. R. S. Phillips

Publisher: Univ College Dublin Pr


Category: History

Page: 360

View: 3288

Essays on the history of Ireland in the middle ages.

A nation in medieval Ireland?

perspectives on Gaelic national identity in the Middle Ages


Author: Thomas Finan

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd


Category: Social Science

Page: 125

View: 700

This study argues that concepts of nation, nationalism, national ideology and identity did exist in Ireland in the 13th and 14th centuries, and that the Irish people used the concept of nation especially in response to foreigness or foreigners. Thomas Finan examines Bardic poetry, settlement patterns, the organisational nature of the Church and evidence from the medieval legal system to discern the ways in which people used and conceived of ideas of nationalism. The study demonstrates that this concept of nation was not based on political structure, but on ethnic descent and the relationship between an ethnically-linked group and a given geographical area. The modern debate over nationalism is also reviewed.

Medieval Ireland


Author: Clare Downham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110854794X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 458

Medieval Ireland is often described as a backward-looking nation in which change only came about as a result of foreign invasions. By examining the wealth of under-explored evidence available, Downham challenges this popular notion and demonstrates what a culturally rich and diverse place medieval Ireland was. Starting in the fifth century, when St Patrick arrived on the island, and ending in the fifteenth century, with the efforts of the English government to defend the lands which it ruled directly around Dublin by building great ditches, this up-to-date and accessible survey charts the internal changes in the region. Chapters dispute the idea of an archaic society in a wide-range of areas, with a particular focus on land-use, economy, society, religion, politics and culture. This concise and accessible overview offers a fresh perspective on Ireland in the Middle Ages and overthrows many enduring stereotypes.

Die Wikinger - Kampf um die Krone

Historischer Roman


Author: James L. Nelson


ISBN: 3732522962

Category: Fiction

Page: 479

View: 6150

Norwegen und Irland im 9. Jh. Bei stürmischer See und mitten in der Nacht fällt den Wikingern um Thorgrim Nachtwolf ein unscheinbares Fischerboot in die Hände. An Bord: eine außergewöhnlich reich mit Juwelen verzierte Goldkrone, die Krone der Drei Königreiche. Sie allein vermag die einander ständig bekriegenden Stämme Westirlands zu vereinen. Sie allein bestimmt, in wessen Händen die Macht liegt. Ehe sie sichs versehen, stehen die Männer mitten im Kampf um das mythische Wahrzeichen, und nur die Tapfersten werden überleben ...


Essays Presented to J.F.Lydon


Author: T. B. Barry,Frame,Katharine Simms

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852851224

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 5507

These essays explore aspects of the English colony in medieval Ireland and its relations with the Gaelic host society. They deal both with the foundation and expansion of the English lordship in the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, and with the problems sand adjustments that accompaneid its contraction in the later middle ages. Attention is paid both to the government and society of the colony itself, and to the interactions between settler and native.

Castles in Medieval Society

Fortresses in England, France, and Ireland in the Central Middle Ages


Author: Charles Coulson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199273634

Category: Architecture

Page: 441

View: 2109

In this challenging new book Charles Coulson overturns many of the traditional assumptions about the nature and purpose of castle-building in the middle ages. He demolishes the traditional belief that castles were overwhelmingly military in their function, showing how this was simply one aspect of a more complicated whole. He sets out to recreate the medieval understanding of castles as symbolically fortified places of all kinds, from ancient walled post-Roman towns and prestigious religious enclaves to transitory campaign forts. Going back to the original sources, Dr Coulson proposes a new and more subtle understanding of the function and symbolism of castles as well as vivid insights into the lives of the people who inhabited them. Fortresses were only occasionally caught up in war, but constantly were central to the ordinary life of all classes: of the nobility and gentry, of widows and heiresses, of prelates and clergy, of peasantry and townspeople alike. Castles in Medieval Society presents and explores this broad social panorama.

England and Ireland in the later Middle Ages

essays in honour of Jocelyn Otway-Ruthven


Author: Annette Jocelyn Otway-Ruthven,James F. Lydon

Publisher: Irish Academic Pr


Category: History

Page: 273

View: 8184

Ancient Ireland

From Prehistory to the Middle Ages


Author: Jacqueline Wittenoom O'Brien,Peter Harbison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195212686

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9855

This richly illustrated tour of the Irish countryside focuses on the wedge tombs, medieval round towers, and Tudor manor houses that still dot the countryside, reminders of an ancient history.

The Irish-Scottish World in the Middle Ages


Author: Seán Duffy,David Ditchburn,Peter Crooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846826351


Page: 320

View: 9038

In this volume, the proceedings of the 2nd Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium (marking the 700th anniversary of the invasion of Ireland by Edward, brother of King Robert Bruce of Scotland), a host of experts here explore crucial aspects of Irish-Scottish links in the Middle Ages. Do the origins of modern Scotland lie in Ireland? To what extent did the legacy of Colum Cille of Iona define relations between the two regions - in political, ecclesiastical, literary and artistic terms? Is the Book of Kells 'Irish' or 'Scottish'? What were the impacts of Viking and then Anglo-Norman attempts at conquest? Did contacts intensify with the recruitment of Hebridean galloglass by the chieftains of Gaelic Ulster and elsewhere or were ancient bonds on the wane as the Middle Ages drew to a close? Contents: Dauvit Broun (U Glasgow), Ireland and the beginnings of Scotland; Thomas Owen Clancy (U Glasgow), Scotland and Ireland before 800; James E. Fraser (U Guelph), Ireland and the Christianization of Scotland; Bernard Meehan (TCD), The art of early medieval Ireland and Scotland; Benjamin Hudson (Penn State U), The literary world of early medieval Ireland and Scotland; Alex Woolf (U St Andrews), The Scottish and Irish church in the tenth to twelfth centuries; R.A. McDonald (Brock U), Ireland, Scotland and the kingdom of the Isles; Michael Penman (U Stirling), The Bruce invasion of Ireland: a Scottish perspective; Sean Duffy (TCD), The Bruce invasion of Ireland: an Irish perspective; Robin Frame (Durham U), The earldom of Ulster between England and Scotland; Katharine Simms (TCD), Scotland and the politics of Gaelic Ulster; Martin MacGregor (U Glasgow), Identity and culture in late-medieval Scotland and Ireland; Michael Brown (U St Andrews), Scotland and Ireland in the late Middle Ages.

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages

Britain and Ireland c.500 - c.1100


Author: Pauline Stafford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118499476

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 7688

Drawing on 28 original essays, A Companion to the Early MiddleAges takes an inclusive approach to the history of Britain andIreland from c.500 to c.1100 to overcome artificial distinctions ofmodern national boundaries. A collaborative history from leading scholars, coveringthe key debates and issues Surveys the building blocks of political society, and considerswhether there were fundamental differences across Britain andIreland Considers potential factors for change, including the economy,Christianisation, and the Vikings

The Fragility of Her Sex?

Medieval Irishwomen in Their European Context


Author: Christine Meek,Katharine Simms

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd


Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 6502

"This volume of essays, which includes papers first given at a conference of the Irish Association for Research in Women's History, represents a fresh approach to the discussion of the position of women in Ireland in the Middle Ages: it attempts to set the experience of Irish women into a wider, European context. This comparative approach makes it possible to shake off the image of isolation and idiosyncrasy that has for too long clung to many aspects of medieval Irish society, and especially to the subjects of women and marriage." "A secondary theme of the volume is the extent to which women, in Ireland and outside, were able to take the initiative and make their interests and wishes count in the societies in which they lived. A number of the essays discuss the sources for the history of women and use them in new ways to recover what is possible of the lives and experiences of medieval women." "A combination of essays by established academics and younger scholars, covering literary topics as well as political, social and legal conditions as they affected women, the volume presents the results of recent research and represents very much the 'cutting edge' of scholarly work on medieval women, especially, but not exclusively, in Ireland."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved