Ireland in the Middle Ages

Author: Seán Duffy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349251712

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 232

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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.

Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages

Author: Karen Jankulak,Jonathan M. Wooding

Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd


Category: History

Page: 296

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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

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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: 1107031311

Category: History

Page: 420

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

The Irish in Early Medieval Europe

Identity, Culture and Religion

Author: Roy Flechner,Sven Meeder

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137430613

Category: History

Page: 288

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Many Irish scholars, known as 'peregrini', arrived in Continental Europe in the early Middle Ages making a significant cultural impact. This edited collection of brand new essays brings together some of the world's leading experts in the field who synthesise major critical developments, and offer exciting new perspectives on the Irish peregrini.

A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages

Author: S. H. Rigby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998776

Category: History

Page: 688

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This authoritative survey of Britain in the later Middle Ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading figures in the field. Covers social, economic, political, religious, and cultural history in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales Provides a guide to the historical debates over the later Middle Ages Addresses questions at the leading edge of historical scholarship Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading

Ireland in the Age of the Tudors, 1447-1603

English Expansion and the End of Gaelic Rule

Author: Steven G. Ellis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317901436

Category: History

Page: 460

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The second edition of Steven Ellis's formidable work represents not only a survey, but also a critique of traditional perspectives on the making of modern Ireland. It explores Ireland both as a frontier society divided between English and Gaelic worlds, and also as a problem of government within the wider Tudor state. This edition includes two major new chapters: the first extending the coverage back a generation, to assess the impact on English Ireland of the crisis of lordship that accompanied the Lancastrian collapse in France and England; and the second greatly extending the material on the Gaelic response to Tudor expansion.

New Perspectives on Medieval Scotland, 1093-1286

Author: Matthew Hammond

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843838532

Category: History

Page: 256

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The essays collected here consider the changes and development of Scotland at a time of considerable flux in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Early Medieval Ireland, 400-1200

Author: Daibhi O Croinin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317901762

Category: History

Page: 400

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Within a broad political framework this impressive survey 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 Europe, and Vikings and their influence, the beginnings of Irish feudalism, and the impact of the Viking and Norman invaders.

The English Revolution, 1642-49

Author: D.E. Kennedy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113716090X

Category: History

Page: 192

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The English Civil Wars and Revolution remain controversial. This book develops the theme that the Revolution, arising from the three separate rebellions, was an English phenomenon exported to Ireland and then to Scotland. Dr Kennedy examines the widespread effects of years of bloody and unnatural civil wars upon the British Isles. He also explores the symbolism of Charles I's execution, the 'great debates' about the proper limits of the King's authority and the 'great divide' in English politics which makes neutral writing about this period impossible. Taking into account the radical exigencies and expectations of war and peace-making, the discordant testimonies from battlefield and bargaining table, Parliament, press and pulpit, Dr Kennedy provides a full analysis of the English experience of revolution.

Slaves and Warriors in Medieval Britain and Ireland

800 - 1200

Author: David R. Wyatt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004175334

Category: History

Page: 455

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Modern sensibilities have clouded historical views of slavery, perhaps more so than any other medieval social institution. Anachronistic economic rationales and notions about the progression of European civilisation have immeasurably distorted our view of slavery in the medieval context. As a result historians have focussed their efforts upon explaining the disappearance of this medieval institution rather than seeking to understand it. This book highlights the extreme cultural/social significance of slavery for the societies of medieval Britain and Ireland c. 800-1200. Concentrating upon the lifestyle, attitudes and motivations of the slave-holders and slave-raiders, it explores the violent activities and behavioural codes of Britain and Ireland s warrior-centred societies, illustrating the extreme significance of the institution of slavery for constructions of power, ethnic identity and gender.

Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World

Author: M. Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137057262

Category: History

Page: 207

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From majestic Celtic crosses to elaborate knotwork designs, visual symbols of Irish identity at its most medieval abound in contemporary culture. Consdering both scholarly and popular perspectives this book offers a commentary on the blending of pasts and presents that finds permanent visualization in these contemporary signs.

The Templars, the Witch, and the Wild Irish

Vengeance and Heresy in Medieval Ireland

Author: Maeve Brigid Callan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471982

Category: History

Page: 280

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Early medieval Ireland is remembered as the "Land of Saints and Scholars," due to the distinctive devotion to Christian faith and learning that permeated its culture. As early as the seventh century, however, questions were raised about Irish orthodoxy, primarily concerning Easter observances. Yet heresy trials did not occur in Ireland until significantly later, long after allegations of Irish apostasy from Christianity had sanctioned the English invasion of Ireland. In The Templars, the Witch, and the Wild Irish, Maeve Brigid Callan analyzes Ireland's medieval heresy trials, which all occurred in the volatile fourteenth century. These include the celebrated case of Alice Kyteler and her associates, prosecuted by Richard de Ledrede, bishop of Ossory, in 1324. This trial marks the dawn of the “devil-worshipping witch” in European prosecutions, with Ireland an unexpected birthplace. Callan divides Ireland’s heresy trials into three categories. In the first stand those of the Templars and Philip de Braybrook, whose trial derived from the Templars’, brought by their inquisitor against an old rival. Ledrede’s prosecutions, against Kyteler and other prominent Anglo-Irish colonists, constitute the second category. The trials of native Irishmen who fell victim to the sort of propaganda that justified the twelfth-century invasion and subsequent colonization of Ireland make up the third. Callan contends that Ireland’s trials resulted more from feuds than doctrinal deviance and reveal the range of relations between the English, the Irish, and the Anglo-Irish, and the church’s role in these relations; tensions within ecclesiastical hierarchy and between secular and spiritual authority; Ireland’s position within its broader European context; and political, cultural, ethnic, and gender concerns in the colony.

Christianities in the Early Modern Celtic World

Author: T. O' Hannrachain,R. Armstrong,Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137306351

Category: History

Page: 254

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Ranging from devotional poetry to confessional history, across the span of competing religious traditions, this volume addresses the lived faith of diverse communities during the turmoil of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Together, they provide a textured understanding of the complexities in religious belief, practice and organization.

Provincial Towns in Early Modern England and Ireland

Change, Convergence, and Divergence

Author: British Academy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197262481

Category: History

Page: 278

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Between 1500 and 1800 the development of England and Ireland became closely intertwined, and the urban systems of both countries underwent changes of great long-term significance. This volume brings together historians and geographers from both Britain and Ireland to examine the common themes affecting provincial towns.

Gospels in the Schools, c. 1100 c. 1280

Author: Beryl Smalley FBA

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826492002

Category: History

Page: 298

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This book focuses on the New Testament by surveying commentaries and lectures on the Gospels of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries against a background of ecclesiastical and social history.

The High Middle Ages in England 1154-1377

Author: Bertie Wilkinson

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521217323

Category: History

Page: 130

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"All aspects of England in the High Middle Ages are covered, including sections on social, economic, religious, military, intellectual and art history, as well as on political and constitutional history."--Publisher description.

Ireland and Britain, 1170-1450

Author: Robin Frame

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826445446

Category: History

Page: 354

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In this collections of essays Robin Frame concentrates upon two themes: the place of the Lordship of Ireland within the Plantagenet state; an the interaction of settler society and English government in the culturally hybrid frontier world of later medieval Ireland itself. As a prelude of both these themes, Ireland and Britain, 1170-1450 begins with a discussion of why 'the first English conquest of Ireland' has been viewed as a 'failure'. The first group of essays addresses such topics as the changing character of the aristocratic networks that bound Ireland to Britain; the impact of the Scottish invasion led by Edward and Robert Bruce in the early fourteenth century; the identity of the 'English' political community that emerged in Ireland by the reign of Edward III; and the case for a broadly conceived English history, incorporating rather than excluding the English of Ireland. The subsequent group explore the character of Irish warfare, the adaptation of English institutions to a marcher environment; the exercise of power by regional magnates; and the complex practical interactions between royal government and Gaelic Irish leaders.

The Geopolitics of Anglo-Irish Relations in the Twentieth Century

Author: Geoffrey R. Sloan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780718513566

Category: History

Page: 320

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Anglo-Irish relations in the twentieth century can be described as being close but tortuous. This paradox is fused with Ireland's geographical location - both isolated from Europe and in close proximity to the main island of the British archipelago. Using a geopolitical analysis based on the theories of Sir Halford Mackinder, this book provides a new understanding of the strategic imperatives that have driven British policy throughout the turbulent events of the twentieth century. Containing material which has only recently been released by the Public Record Office, this book brings an entirely new perspective to the reality of Irish neutrality, and the pivotal importance of Northern Ireland in the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War. Furthermore, using US archival material, it gives a new insight into Ireland's geopolitical importance in the First World War, and her contribution to victory against the German U-boats.