Ireland and Wales in the Middle Ages

Author: Karen Jankulak,Jonathan M. Wooding

Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 7767

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

View: 9912

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

View: 7599

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.

Medieval Ireland

Author: Clare Downham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110854794X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4030

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.

Mills in the Medieval Economy

England 1300-1540

Author: John Langdon

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199265585

Category: History

Page: 369

View: 7125

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.

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

View: 8240

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.

A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages

Author: S. H. Rigby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998776

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 7698

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

Otherworlds

Fantasy and History in Medieval Literature

Author: Aisling Byrne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198746008

Category: English literature

Page: 240

View: 6612

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.

Women in Early Medieval Europe, 400-1100

Author: Lisa M. Bitel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521597739

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 2876

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.

Slaves and Warriors in Medieval Britain and Ireland

800 - 1200

Author: David R. Wyatt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004175334

Category: History

Page: 455

View: 2267

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.

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

View: 2142

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.

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

Author: Kathryn Hurlock

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137292733

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 4665

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.

Was Ireland Conquered?

International Law and the Irish Question

Author: Anthony Carty

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780745303253

Category: Political Science

Page: 203

View: 3003

Throughout the book Carty's argument is that law is not a stand-alone pragmatic activity, but requires an independent stance critical to those in power.

Early Medieval Ireland, 400-1200

Author: Daibhi O Croinin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317901762

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 4968

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

View: 1069

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.

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

View: 5822

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.

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

View: 6539

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.

Ireland and the English world in the late Middle Ages

essays in honour of Robin Frame

Author: Brendan Smith,Robin Frame

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230542891

Category: History

Page: 241

View: 4144

This volume extends the 'British Isles' approach pioneered by Robin Frame and Rees Davies to the later middle ages. Through examination of issues such as frontier formation, colonial identities and connections with the wider world it explores whether this period saw the bonds between the British Isles weaken, strengthen, or simply alter.

Christianities in the Early Modern Celtic World

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

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137306351

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 4321

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.

Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World

Author: M. Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137057262

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 5341

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.