A New History of Ireland, Volume I: Prehistoric and Early Ireland

Paperback | May 8, 2008

EditorDaibhi O Croinin

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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 I begins by looking at geography and the physical environment. Chapters follow that examine pre-3000, neolithic, bronze-age and iron-age Ireland and Ireland up to 800. Society, laws, church and politics are all analysed separately as are architecture, literature, manuscripts, language, coinsand music. The volume is brought up to 1166 with chapters, amongst others, on the Vikings, Ireland and its neighbours, and opposition to the High-Kings. A final chapter moves further on in time, examining Latin learning and literature in Ireland to 1500.

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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 I begins by ...

Daibhi O Croinin is Associate Professor of History at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.23 inPublished:May 8, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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T. M. Charles-Edwards: Introduction: Prehistoric and Early Ireland1. J. H. Andrews: The Geographical Element in Irish History2. J. P. Haughton: The Physical Environment3. M. J. O'Kelly: Ireland before 3000 B.C.4. M. J. O'Kelly: Neolithic Ireland5. M. J. O'Kelly: Bronze-Age Ireland6. Barry Raftery: Iron-Age Ireland7. Daibhi O Croinin: Ireland, 400-8008. Nancy Edwards: The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland, c.400-1169: Settlement and Economy9. Michael Herity: Early Irish Hermitages, Pilgrimage Sites, and their Ecclesiastical Buildings and Movements10. Kathleen Hughes: The Church in Irish Society, 400-80011. T. M. Charles-Edwards: Early Irish Law12. Daibhi O Croinin: Hiberno-Latin Literature to 116913. Paul Russell: 'What Was Best of Every Language': The Early History of the Irish Language14. James Carney: Language and Literature to 116915. William O'Sullivan: Manuscripts and Palaeography16. Donnchadh O Corrain: Ireland c.800: Aspects of Society17. F. J. Byrne: The Viking Age18. Kathleen Hughes: The Irish Church, 800-c.105019. F. J. Byrne: Church and Politics, c.750-c.110020. Hilary Richardson: Visual Arts and Society21. Roger Stalley: Ecclesiastical Architecture Before 116922. Ann Buckley: Music in Prehistoric and Medieval Ireland23. Patrick F. Wallace: The Archaeology of Ireland's Viking-Age Towns24. Michael Kenny: Coins and Coinage in Pre-Norman Ireland25. F. J. Byrne: Ireland Before the Battle of Clontarf26. F. J. Byrne: Ireland and her Neighbours, c.1014-c.107227. Marie Therese Flanagan: High-Kings with Opposition, 1072-116628. A. B. Scott: Latin Learning and Literature in Ireland, 1169-1500F. J. Byrne, Peter Harbison, and Daibhi O Croinin: BibliographyIndex

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`contains valuable sections on all aspects of the Irish diaspora, as well as on the economy, the arts and music. ...'Times Literary Supplement