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

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.

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 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: 110854794X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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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.

Hibernia Cantans

Music, Liturgy and the Veneration of Irish Saints in Medieval Europe

Author: Ann Buckley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782503534701

Category: History

Page: 335

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This book opens up discussion on the liturgical music of medieval Ireland by approaching it from a multidisciplinary, European perspective. In so doing, it challenges received notions of an idiosyncratic 'Celtic Rite', and of the prevailing view that no manuscripts with music notation have survived from the medieval Irish Church. This is due largely to a preoccupation by earlier scholars with pre-Norman Gaelic culture, to the neglect of wider networks of engagement between Ireland, Britain, and continental Europe. In adopting a more inclusive approach, a different view emerges which demonstrates the diversity and international connectedness of Irish ecclesiastical culture throughout the long Middle Ages, in both musico-liturgical and other respects. The contributors represent a variety of specialisms, including musicology, liturgiology, palaeography, hagiology, theology, church history, Celtic studies, French studies, and Latin. From this rich range of perspectives they investigate the evidence for Irish musical and liturgical practices from the earliest surviving sources with chant texts to later manuscripts with music notation, as well as exploring the far-reaching cultural impact of the Irish church in medieval Europe through case studies of liturgical offices in honour of Irish saints, and of saints traditionally associated with Ireland in different parts of Europe.

Mills in the Medieval Economy

England 1300-1540

Author: John Langdon

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199265585

Category: History

Page: 369

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This book examines the evolution of mills - whether powered by water, wind, animals or humans - during an important era of English history. It focuses not only on the structures themselves, but also on the people who acted as entrepreneurs, workers, and customers for the industry. Together they created one of the most recognizable and enduring features of medieval society.

Power and the Nation in European History

Author: Len Scales,Oliver Zimmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139444729

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Few would doubt the central importance of the nation in the making and unmaking of modern political communities. The long history of 'the nation' as a concept and as a name for various sorts of 'imagined community' likewise commands such acceptance. But when did the nation first become a fundamental political factor? This is a question which has been, and continues to be, far more sharply contested. A deep rift still separates 'modernist' perspectives, which view the political nation as a phenomenon limited to modern, industrialised societies, from the views of scholars concerned with the pre-industrial world who insist, often vehemently, that nations were central to pre-modern political life also. This 2005 book engages with these questions by drawing on the expertise of leading medieval, early modern and modern historians.

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.

Ireland's History

Prehistory to the Present

Author: Kenneth L. Campbell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147256782X

Category: History

Page: 424

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Ireland's History provides an introduction to Irish history that blends a scholarly approach to the subject, based on recent research and current historiographical perspectives, with a clear and accessible writing style. All the major themes in Irish history are covered, from prehistoric times right through to present day, from the emergence of Celtic Christianity after the fall of the Roman Empire, to Ireland and the European Union, secularism and rapprochement with the United Kingdom. By avoiding adopting a purely nationalistic perspective, Kenneth Campbell offers a balanced approach, covering not only social and economic history, but also political, cultural, and religious history, and exploring the interconnections among these various approaches. This text will encourage students to think critically about the past and to examine how a study of Irish history might inform and influence their understanding of history in general.

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 and Medieval Francophonia

French in Medieval Ireland, Ireland in Medieval French Literature

Author: Keith Busby

Publisher: Medieval Texts and Cultures of

ISBN: 9782503570211

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 375

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This is the first full-length study of an important and neglected topic, namely the cultural and linguistic consequences of the 1169 invasion of Ireland and the ways in which it influenced views of the country in literature written in French in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Works long known to have been written in French in multilingual Ireland - 'La geste des Engleis en Yrlande' and 'The Walling of New Ross' - are examined in their literary and historical context, while the works of the Dominican Jofroi de Waterford are shown definitively to have been written in Ireland, and not Paris, as has been assumed. After showing how Ireland acquired a reputation as a land of marvels through the dissemination and translation of early Latin texts of Irish origin and interest, the volume shows that increasing knowledge of the real Ireland does little to stymy the mirabilia hibernica in French vernacular literature.

Women in Early Medieval Europe, 400-1100

Author: Lisa M. Bitel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521597739

Category: History

Page: 326

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This is a history of the early European middle ages through the eyes of women, combining the rich literature of women's history with original research in the context of mainstream history and traditional chronology. The book begins at the end of the Roman empire and ends with the start of the long eleventh century, when women and men set out to test the old frontiers of Europe. The book recreates the lives of ordinary women but also tells personal stories of individuals. Each chapter also questions an assumption of medieval historiography, and uses the few documents produced by women themselves, along with archaeological evidence, art, and the written records of medieval men, to tell of women, their experiences and ideas, and their relations with men. It covers the continent and its exotic edges, such as Iceland, Ireland, and Iberia; looking at women Christian and non-Christian alike.


Fantasy and History in Medieval Literature

Author: Aisling Byrne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198746008

Category: English literature

Page: 240

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This book offers a new perspective on the otherworlds depicted in medieval literature. These fantastical realms are among the most memorable places in medieval writing, by turns beautiful and monstrous, alluring and terrifying. The narratives from Britain and Ireland examined in this book tell a rather surprising story about medieval notions of these fantastical places. Otherworlds accounts are often a lot more invested in the historical world than they mightinitially seem and authors often use the idea of the otherworld to comment on serious topics and on political realities. Sometimes they even reimagine nearby regions in the historical world as marvelousotherworlds.

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.

Britain, Ireland and the Crusades, C.1000-1300

Author: Kathryn Hurlock

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137292733

Category: History

Page: 248

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From 1095 to the end of the thirteenth century, the crusades touched the lives of many thousands of British people, even those who were not crusaders themselves. In this introductory survey, Kathryn Hurlock compares and contrasts the crusading experiences of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Taking a thematic approach, Hurlock provides an overview of the crusading movement, and explores key aspects of the crusades, such as: - where crusaders came from - when and why the papacy chose to recruit crusaders - the impact on domestic life, as shown through literature, religion and taxation - political uses of the crusades - the role of the military orders in Britain This wide-ranging and accessible text is the ideal introduction to this fascinating subject in early British history.

Gender, Nation and Conquest in the High Middle Ages

Nest of Deheubarth

Author: Susan M. Johns

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 152611111X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book is an account of noblewomen in Wales in the high Middle Ages, focusing on one particular case-study, Nest of Deheubarth. A key figure in one of the most notorious and portentous abductions of the middle ages, this 'Helen of Wales' was both mistress of Henry I and ancestress of a dynasty which dominated the Anglo-Norman conquests of Ireland. The book fills a significant gap in the historiography. It develops understandings of the interactions of gender with conquest, imperialism, and with the social and cultural transformations of the Middle Ages from a new perspective. Many studies have recently appeared reconsidering these relationships, but few if any have women and gender as a core theme. Gender, nation and conquest will therefore be of interest to all researching, teaching and studying the high middle ages in Britain and Ireland, and to a wider audience for which medieval women's history is a growing fascination. Hitherto, Nest has been seen as the pawn of powerful men. A more general discussion of ideals concerning beauty, love, sex and marriage and an analysis of the interconnecting identities of Nest throw light on her role as wife, concubine and mistress. A unique feature of the book is its examination of the story of Nest in its many forms over succeeding centuries, during which it has formed part of significant narratives of gender and nation.

The Cambridge History of Ireland: Volume 1, 600–1550

Author: Brendan Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108625258

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The thousand years explored in this book witnessed developments in the history of Ireland that resonate to this day. Interspersing narrative with detailed analysis of key themes, the first volume in The Cambridge History of Ireland presents the latest thinking on key aspects of the medieval Irish experience. The contributors are leading experts in their fields, and present their original interpretations in a fresh and accessible manner. New perspectives are offered on the politics, artistic culture, religious beliefs and practices, social organisation and economic activity that prevailed on the island in these centuries. At each turn the question is asked: to what extent were these developments unique to Ireland? The openness of Ireland to outside influences, and its capacity to influence the world beyond its shores, are recurring themes. Underpinning the book is a comparative, outward-looking approach that sees Ireland as an integral but exceptional component of medieval Christian Europe.

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.

Death and Dying in Ireland, Britain, and Europe

Historical Perspectives

Author: Mary Ann Lyons,James Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780716531883

Category: History

Page: 378

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Death and Dying in Ireland, Britain, and Europe provides a unique new perspective on Irish history and is a truly multi-disciplinary and dynamic approach to an emerging style called the 'new social history.' It is a pioneering book that presents a history of death and dying in Ireland and Europe, from pre-history to the 20th century, focusing on virtually every era and from a diverse and broad range of perspectives. Martyrdom is examined through the phenomenon of the hunger strike and its impact on Irish life, and in particular, the Cork and Brixton hunger strikes of 1920. The history of suicide is discussed through the self-inflicted death of Theobald Wolfe Tone, probably the most famous case of suicide in Irish history. The book also presents new research into varieties of death during the famines of 1740-41 and 1845-49. Additionally, it looks at the problematic nature of accounting death during the War of Independence. Other topics covered range from obituary notices in provincial newspapers and burials in medieval Ireland, to the attitude to death of the French revolutionaries.