Through violent incursions by the Vikings and the spread of Christianity, medieval Ireland maintained a distinctive Gaelic identity. From the sacred site of Tara to the manuscript illuminations in the Book of Kells, Anglo-Irish relations to the Connachta dynasty, Ireland during the middle ages was a rich and vivid culture.
First published in 2005, Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia brings together in one authoritative resource the multiple facets of life in Ireland before and after the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1169, from the sixth to sixteenth century. Multidisciplinary in coverage, this A-Z reference work provides information on historical events, economics, politics, the arts, religion, intellectual history, and many other aspects of the period.
Written by the world's leading scholars on the subject, this highly accessible reference work will be of key interest to students, researchers, and general readers alike.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Acknowledgements; Publisher’s Note; Contributors; Alphabetical Entry List; Thematic Entry List; Map; The Encyclopedia; Index
Sean Duffy is Professor of Medieval Irish and Insular History at Trinity College Dublin, specializes in the history of medieval Ireland and, in particular, three aspects: first, the political history of Ireland from the Viking Age to the Bruce Invasion; second, Irish relations with England, Scotland, and Wales in the same period; and third, the history and archaeology of medieval Dublin.