Cattle Lords And Clansmen: The Social Structure Of Early Ireland

Paperback | April 30, 1994

byNerys T. Patterson

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In Cattle Lords and Clansmen, Nerys Patterson provides an analysis of the social structure of medieval Ireland, focusing on the pre-Norman period. By combining difficult, often fragmentary primary sources with sociological and anthropological methods, Patterson produces a unique approach to the study of early Ireland—one that challenges previous scholarship. The second edition includes a chapter on seasonal rhythm, material derived from Patterson’s post-1991 publications, and an updated bibliography.

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In Cattle Lords and Clansmen, Nerys Patterson provides an analysis of the social structure of medieval Ireland, focusing on the pre-Norman period. By combining difficult, often fragmentary primary sources with sociological and anthropological methods, Patterson produces a unique approach to the study of early Ireland—one that challenge...

Nerys T. Patterson (1943–2007) was a Visiting Scholar at University College of North Wales, Bangor.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:April 30, 1994Publisher:University Of Notre Dame Press

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ISBN - 10:0268008000

ISBN - 13:9780268008000

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“This book taps into the rich but tantalizingly obscure body of Old and Middle Irish law which dates from the seventh and eight centuries . . . Nerys Patterson uses the six volumes of early Irish law to reconstruct the complex hierarchical and familial relationships, which constituted secular Irish society in the centuries before and sometime after the Vikings arrived in Ireland. [Patterson’s] sociological approach is a significant addition to our understanding of early historic Irish Celtic society.” —History Ireland