Clerics, Kings and Vikings

Essays on medieval Ireland in honour of Donnchadh Ó Corráin


Emer Purcell, Paul MacCotter, Julianne Nyhan & John Sheehan, editors

Hardback €54.00
Catalogue Price: €60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-279-7
June 2015. 584pp; colour ills, large format.

This volume contains contributions from leading scholars working at the forefront of Irish medieval studies. It includes essays on archaeology, ecclesiology, hagiography, medieval history, genealogy, language, literature and toponymy. Subjects explored include: Latin and learning in early medieval Ireland; the historical context of early medieval literature; Viking armies and the importance of the Hiberno-Norse naval fleets; Ireland and its connections with the Scandinavian world; recent studies of wooden and Romanesque churches in pre-Norman Ireland; the coming of the Anglo-Normans; hitherto unpublished Anglo Norman charters; the origin and function of medieval rural deaneries; secular and ecclesiastical histories of later medieval Kilkenny; and the ‘named son’ in 16th-century Ireland.

Contributors: Michael Herren (York U); Edel Bhreathnach (Discovery Programme); Charles Doherty (RSAI); Joseph J. Flahive (UCC); Wendy Davies (UCL); Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel & Pádraig Ó Riain (UCC); Poul Holm (TCD); Colmán Etchingham (MU); Catherine Swift (UL), Seán Duffy (TCD), David N. Dumville (U Aberdeen), Marie Therese Flanagan (QUB), Diarmuid Ó Murchadha† (UCC), Paul MacCotter (UCC), John Bradley† (MU), Kenneth Nicholls (UCC), Nollaig Ó Muraíle (NUIG), Benjamin Hazard (UCC), Dáibhí Ó Cróinín (NUIG), Dagfinn Skre (U Oslo), James Graham-Campbell (UCL), John Maas (ind.), Patrick F. Wallace (ind.), Eamonn P. Kelly (NMI), Raghnall Ó Floinn (NMI), Niamh Whitfield (ind.), Michael A. Monk (UCC), Conleth Manning (National Monuments Service), Tomás Ó Carragáin (UCC), David Woods (UCC), Anthony Harvey (RIA), David Howlett (Bodleian Library Oxford), Sinéad O’Sullivan (QUB), Marina Smyth (Notre Dame), Jonathan Wooding (U Sydney), Elva Johnston (UCD), John Carey (UCC), Bart Jaski (Utrecht U), Kevin Murray (UCC), Peter J. Smith (UU), Gísli Sigurðsson (Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, U Iceland), Emma Nic Cárthaigh (UL), Beatrix Färber (UCC), Willard McCarty (King’s College London).

Emer Purcell is a coordinator of the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland. Paul MacCotter is a part-time lecturer in the Schools of History and Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork. Julianne Nyhan is a lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at University College London. John Sheehan is a senior lecturer in the department of archaeology, University College Cork.