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Clerics, Kings and Vikings : Essays on Medieval Ireland in Honour of Donnchadh O Corrain (Hardcover)
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Current scholarship in medieval Irish history is collected here in honor of Donnchadh &’O& Corr&’a&in, professor emeritus of medieval history at University College Cork. The book includes a complete list of his writings and brief reflections by colleagues. Papers by Irish academics in medieval history, Irish history, medieval archaeology, Celtic studies, and Viking age archaeology are grouped in sections on history, medieval archaeology, and language and literature. Some specific topics explored include the Welsh conquest of Ireland, Vikings on Ireland’s Atlantic shore, early medieval agriculture in Ireland, the Irish hybrid lists of the Seven Heavens, and an edition of Tigernmas mac Follaig aird. The book includes b&w maps and photos of primary documents, plus a section of color photos. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This volume contains contributions from leading scholars working at the forefront of Irish medieval studies. It includes essays on archaeology, ecclesiology, hagiography, medieval history, genealogy, language and literature, toponymy and digital humanities. Subjects explored include: Latin and learning in early medieval Ireland; the historical context of early medieval literature; Viking armies and the importance of the Hiberno-Norse naval fleets; Ireland and its connections with the Scandinavian world; recent studies of wooden and Romanesque churches in pre-Norman Ireland; the coming of the Anglo-Normans; hitherto unpublished Anglo-Norman charters; the origin and function of medieval rural deaneries; secular and ecclesiastical histories of later medieval Kilkenny; the 'named son' in 16th-century Ireland; and the contribution of digital humanities to the study of medieval texts.
Number of Pages: 53714
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Street Date: September 14, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-8202
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