A New History of Ireland I: Prehistoric and Early Ireland

Edited by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín
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Comprehensive bibliography of Early Irish History & Prehistory. Authoritative survey by leading scholars in the fields.

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A New History of Ireland, Volume I marks the culmination of the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. It consists of nine volumes, by over a hundred contributors, mainly historians but including also historical geographers and specialists in other disciplines, such as language and literature, the visual arts, and music. Seven of the volumes are text, and deal not only with politics but also with economic, social, and cultural history.

The other volumes contain maps and reference material. As the final volume to appear in this multi-volume series, A New History of Ireland Volume I brings to a close the project initiated by T. W. Moody and R. Dudley-Edwards in the 1960s, to provide 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, and down to the present day.

Volume I begins by looking at geography and the physical environment. Chapters follow which 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, coins and 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.

Readership: Scholars and students of all aspects of prehistoric and early Ireland; social, political, and economic historians of Ireland; those interested in Irish language, literature, culture, geography and geology.


T. M. Charles-Edwards: Introduction: Prehistoric and Early Ireland

1: J. H. Andrews: The Geographical Element in Irish History

2: J. P. Haughton: The Physical Environment

3: M. J. O'Kelly: Ireland before 3000 B.C.

4: M. J. O'Kelly: Neolithic Ireland

5: M. J. O'Kelly: Bronze-Age Ireland

6: Barry Raftery: Iron-Age Ireland

7: Dáibhí Ó Cróinín: Ireland, 400-800

8: Nancy Edwards: The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland, c.400-1169: Settlement and Economy

9: Michael Herity: Early Irish Hermitages, Pilgrimage Sites, and their Ecclesiastical Buildings and Movements

10: Kathleen Hughes: The Church in Irish Society, 400-800

11: T. M. Charles-Edwards: Early Irish Law

12: Dáibhí Ó Cróinín: Hiberno-Latin Literature to 1169

13: Paul Russell: 'What Was Best of Every Language': The Early History of the Irish Language

14: James Carney: Language and Literature to 1169

15: William O'Sullivan: Manuscripts and Palaeography

16: Donnchadh Ó Corráin: Ireland c.800: Aspects of Society

17: F. J. Byrne: The Viking Age

18: Kathleen Hughes: The Irish Church, 800-c.1050

19: F. J. Byrne: Church and Politics, c.750-c.1100

20: Hilary Richardson: Visual Arts and Society

21: Roger Stalley: Ecclesiastical Architecture Before 1169

22: Ann Buckley: Music in Prehistoric and Medieval Ireland

23: Patrick F. Wallace: The Archaeology of Ireland's Viking-Age Towns

24: Michael Kenny: Coins and Coinage in Pre-Norman Ireland

25: F. J. Byrne: Ireland Before the Battle of Clontarf

26: F. J. Byrne: Ireland and her Neighbours, c.1014-c.1072

27: Marie Therese Flanagan: High-Kings with Opposition, 1072-1166

28: A. B. Scott: Latin Learning and Literature in Ireland, 1169-1500 F. J. Byrne, Peter Harbison, and Dáibhí Ó Cróinín: Bibliography Index

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ISBN/EAN 9780199226658
Author Edited by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication date 20 Feb 2005
Format Paperback
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