Aquitaine and Ireland in the Middle Ages


Author: Jean-Michel Picard

Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd


Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7523

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: 4976

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.

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: 4839

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.

Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages


Author: Karen Jankulak,Jonathan M. Wooding

Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd


Category: History

Page: 296

View: 9268

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

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: 355

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

An Encyclopedia


Author: Seán Duffy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948232

Category: History

Page: 580

View: 2895

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.

Medieval Ireland


Author: Clare Downham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107031311

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 5883

A concise and accessible overview of Ireland AD 400-1500 which challenges the stereotype of medieval Ireland as a backwards-looking nation.

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: 2481

Essays on the history of Ireland in the middle ages.

The Dublin Region in the Middle Ages

Settlement, Land-use and Economy


Author: Margaret Murphy,Michael Potterton

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781846822667

Category: History

Page: 598

View: 9271

This is the first major publication of the Discovery Programme's Medieval Rural Settlement Project. The book is a study of the medieval region that contained and was defined by the presence of Ireland's largest nucleated settlement. Combining documentary and archaeological data, this volume explores the primary settlement features of the hinterland area, including defensive monuments, manors, the church, and the Pale. It examines the ways in which resources of the region were managed and exploited to produce food, fuel, and raw materials for both town and country, and it investigates the processing of these raw materials for human consumption. Then as now, the city profoundly affected its surrounding area through its demands for resources and through the ownership of land by Dubliners (ecclesiastics and lay) and the control of trade by city merchants. In addition to presenting a timely examination of urban-rural interaction, the book contributes to wider debates on topics such as settlement landscapes, the role of lordship, and the productivity of agriculture.

The Irish-Scottish World in the Middle Ages


Author: Seán Duffy,David Ditchburn,Peter Crooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846826351


Page: 320

View: 3977

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.

Ireland in the Medieval World, Ad400-1000

Landscape, Kingship and Religion


Author: Edel Bhreathnach

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781846823428

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 7073

This is a study of Ireland's people, landscape, and place in the world from late antiquity to the reign of Brian Borama. The book narrates the story of Ireland's emergence into history, using anthropological, archaeological, historical, and literary evidence. The subjects covered include the king, the kingdom and the royal household, religion and customs, free and unfree classes in society, exiles, and foreigners. The rural, urban, ecclesiastical, ceremonial, and mythological landscapes of early medieval Ireland anchor the history of early Irish society in the rich tapestry of archaeological sites, monuments, and place-names that have survived to the present day. A historiography of medieval Irish studies presents the commentaries of a variety of scholars, from the 17th-century Franciscan Micheal O Cleirigh to Eoin Mac Neill, the founding father of modern scholarship. *** "Bhreathnach draws on archaeological evidence to supply insights into a society that has left only oblique views in the written record, proposing a revised view of the place of Ireland in medieval Europe....the book features eight pages of color plates and many photos, and is a must for academic libraries, particularly those with extensive history or archaeology collections. Essential." - Choice, Vol. 52, No. 4, December 2014 [Subject: History, Medieval Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, Irish Studies, Religious Studies]

Early Medieval Ireland 400-1200


Author: Daibhi O Croinin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317192702

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 3709

This impressive survey covers the early history of Ireland from the coming of Christianity to the Norman settlement. Within a broad political framework it explores the nature of Irish society, the spiritual and secular roles of the Church and the extraordinary flowering of Irish culture in the period. Other major themes are Ireland's relations with Britain and continental Europe, the beginnings of Irish feudalism, and the impact of the Viking and Norman invaders. The expanded second edition has been fully updated to take into account the most recent research in the history of Ireland in the early middle ages, including Ireland’s relations with the Later Roman Empire, advances and discoveries in archaeology, and Church Reform in the 11th and 12th centuries. A new opening chapter on early Irish primary sources introduces students to the key written sources that inform our picture of early medieval Ireland, including annals, genealogies and laws. The social, political, religious, legal and institutional background provides the context against which Dáibhí Ó Cróinín describes Ireland’s transformation from a tribal society to a feudal state. It is essential reading for student and specialist alike.

Witches, Spies and Stockholm Syndrome

Life in Medieval Ireland


Author: Finbar Dwyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848402843

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 3295

Warlords, Witches and Stockholm Syndrome: Stories from Medieval Ireland presents over two dozen fascinating portraits of life in medieval Ireland. Focusing on unusual and diverting individuals, topics and events from the 13th and 14th centuries. Against the backdrop of the violent and chaotic history of Ireland during this period, fascinating stories of controversial events and scandals such as heresy trials, spying, corruption and murder make the book interesting and accessible, even to those readers unfamiliar with medieval history. The book offers a fascinating flavour of life in medieval Ireland, covering everything from Female Spies in the 14th century, through the Journey of an Irish Monk to China in the 1330s, the Peasants Strikes of 1299 and 1349, to a riot over a dead dog and the thieves who inhabited this chaotic world.

Sun Dancing

A Vision of Medieval Ireland


Author: Geoffrey Moorhouse

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156006026

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 1007

A fictionalized history of fourth-century Irish monks describes their spirituality and their influence on other areas of the world

Anglo-Norman Parks in Medieval Ireland


Author: Fiona Beglane

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781846825699

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 1472

This book examines the evidence for medieval parks in Anglo-Norman Ireland. It is the first book on the subject and concentrates on the parks documented in the period 1169 to c.1350. Drawing on archaeological fieldwork, historical and place-name evidence, the book generates a broad understanding of the role of parks in medieval society. It stresses the importance of the landscape and of the deer, cattle, and timber within it as integral aspects of the material culture of high medieval Ireland. The research is underpinned by extensive fieldwork, which has identified surviving park features in the landscape. Key topics explored include the form and function of medieval parks, their occurrence and location in the landscape, the status and identity of their owners, and a comparison with parks elsewhere. Notably, the evidence suggests that both parks and fallow deer were relatively uncommon in Ireland compared to England. The reasons for this lie in chronology, landscape, and politics, and these form a major theme within the book, which looks at over 45 parks across Ireland. [Subject: History, Medieval Studies, Irish Studies, Archaeology]

Why the Middle Ages Matter

Medieval Light on Modern Injustice


Author: Celia Chazelle,Simon Doubleday,Felice Lifshitz,Professor of Women's Studies and Religious Studies Felice Lifshitz,Amy G. Remensnyder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113663648X

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9794

"The word "medieval" is often used in a negative way when talking about contemporary issues; Why the Middle Ages Matter refreshes our thinking about this historical era, and our own, by looking at some pressing concerns from today's world, asking how these issues were really handled in the medieval period, and showing why the past matters now. The contributors here cover topics such as torture, animal rights, marriage, sexuality, imprisonment, refugees, poverty and end of life care. They shed light on relations between Christians and Muslims and on political leadership. This collection challenges many negative stereotypes of medieval people, revealing a world from which, for instance, much could be learned about looking after the spiritual needs of the dying, and about integrating prisoners into the wider community with the emphasis on reconciliation between victim and criminal. It represents a new level of engagement with issues of social justice by medievalists and provides a highly engaging way into studying the middle ages for students"--