A New History of Ireland

A New History of Ireland : Medieval Ireland 1169-1534

Edited by Art Cosgrove


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A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume II opens with a character study of medieval Ireland and a panoramic view of the country c.1169, followed by nineteen chapters of narrative history, with a survey of 'Land and People, c.1300'. There are further chapters on Gaelic and colonial society, economy and trade, literature in Irish, French, and English, architecture and sculpture, manuscripts and illuminations, and coinage.

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  • Paperback | 1066 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 60mm | 1,619.32g
  • 15 Dec 2008
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • 48pp plates, maps
  • 0199539707
  • 9780199539703
  • 455,502

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Review from previous edition ' No short review could do justice to the magnificent second volume of The New History Of Ireland." Scottish Historical Review '...an admirable book, generous in scope and unfailingly interpretations.' English Historical Review

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