Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Hardcover | December 31, 2009

EditorJames Graham-campbell, Michael Ryan

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Although there has been much recent interest in the interaction of England and Ireland in the Viking Age, the links between the Anglo-Saxons and the Irish in the period before 800 have been much less studied. This collection of essays provides the first interdisciplinary assessment of theseconnections. The essays range widely in their scope. Seven papers look at issues of language and literature, legal traditions, and ecclesiastical history. A further ten papers consider the evidence of material culture, through art history and archaeology. This overview of recent advances in the field of Anglo-Saxon/Irish relations will be essential reading for all those interested in early medieval studies.

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Although there has been much recent interest in the interaction of England and Ireland in the Viking Age, the links between the Anglo-Saxons and the Irish in the period before 800 have been much less studied. This collection of essays provides the first interdisciplinary assessment of theseconnections. The essays range widely in their ...

James Graham-Campbell is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University College London and Fellow of the British Academy. Dr. Michael Ryan is Director of the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:December 31, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: History, Law, Language and Literature1. Patrick P. O'Neill: The Irish role in the origins of the Old English alphabet: a re-assessment2. Roy Flechner: An Insular tradition of ecclesiastical law: fifth to eighth century3. Diarmuid Scully: Bede's Chronica Maiora: early Insular history in a universal context4. Damian Bracken: Rome and the Isles: Ireland, England and the Rhetoric of Orthodoxy5. Paul Russell: 'Ye shall know them by their names': names and identity among the Irish and the English6. Juliet Mullins: Trouble at the White House: Anglo-Irish relations and the cult of St Martin7. Fiona Edmonds: The practicalities of communication between Northumbrian and Irish churches c.635-735Part II: Art History and Material Culture8. Egon Wamers: Behind animals, plants and interlace: Salin's Style II on Christian objects9. Susan Youngs: Anglo-Saxon, Irish and British relations: hanging-bowls reconsidered10. Raghnall O Floinn: The Anglo-Saxon connection: Irish metalwork AD400-80011. Ewan Campbell: Anglo-Saxon/Gaelic interaction in Scotland12. David Griffiths: Sand-dunes and stray finds: evidence for pre-Viking trade?13. Mark Redknap: Glitter in the dragon's lair: Irish and Anglo-Saxon metalwork from pre-Viking Wales (c.400-850)14. David M. Wilson: Stylistic influences in early Manx sculpture15. Tomas O Carragain: Cemetery settlements and local churches in pre-Viking Ireland in light of comparisons with England and Wales16. Jennifer O'Reilly: 'All that Peter stands for': the romanitas of the Codex Amiatinus reconsidered17. Jane Hawkes: Studying early Christian sculpture in England and Ireland: the object of art history or archaeology?Part III: Addendum18. Maire Ni Mhaonaigh: Of Saxons, a Viking and Normans: Colman, Gerald and the monastery of Mayo