Witches, Spies And Stockholm Syndrome: Life in Medieval Ireland by Finbar Dwyer

Witches, Spies And Stockholm Syndrome: Life in Medieval Ireland

byFinbar Dwyer

Kobo ebook | November 20, 2013

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"The history of the Middle Ages [in Ireland] is so neglected that the only figure of renown is Strongbow, the man who led the Norman Invasion of Ireland in the twelfth century ... There is little written about the lives of majority of men, who held no title or land, and even less about women ... Indeed, so neglected are these people in history that many of the stories and people recounted ... haven’t been heard of in centuries.” In a society born of conquest, beset with famines and plagues, and where the staples of life were everything from spies and corruption to witch trials and warfare, life in medieval Ireland was seldom dull. In Witches, Spies and Stockholm Syndrome, Finbar Dwyer offers a unique portrait of life as it was lived in medieval Ireland. Against the backdrop of what was often a violent and chaotic period of history, Dwyer explores the personal stories of those whose recollections have been preserved, finding in them continual relevance and human interest.

Title:Witches, Spies And Stockholm Syndrome: Life in Medieval IrelandFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 20, 2013Publisher:New Island BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848402856

ISBN - 13:9781848402850

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very informative I learned a lot from this book, which goes into great detail about different aspects of life in Medieval Ireland. The writer did fantastic research, and really brings the time to life. My only complaint was that it read a bit disjointedly, like a series of essays rather than a flowing narrative. But that's being picky...
Date published: 2015-04-12