Early Medieval Ireland, 400-1200

Early Medieval Ireland, 400-1200

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This impressive survey covers the early history of Ireland from the coming of Christianity to the Norman settlement (400 - 1200 AD). Within a broad political framework it 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 continental Europe, and Vikings and their influence, the beginnings of Irish feudalism, and the impact of the Viking and Norman invaders. Splendid in sweep and lively in detail, it launches the newLongman History of Ireland in fine style.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 164 x 241 x 29mm | 717.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1138836710
  • 9781138836716

Table of contents

List of maps.Abbreviations.Preface.Editorial Foreword.Framework of events. Introduction.1. The beginnings of Irish history.2. Kingdoms and politics, A.D. 400 - 800.3. Kings and kingship.4. Land, settlement, and economy.5. Law, family, and community.6. The consolidation of the Church.7. The first Christian schools.8. The Golden Age9. The Viking Age.10. Ireland A.D. 1014 - 1200.Glossary.Maps.Guide to further reading.Bibliography.Indexshow more

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