Medieval Dublin XVII
Proceedings of the Friends of Medieval Dublin Symposium 2015
Seán Duffy, editor
This volume contains a number of important studies relating to the archaeology of medieval Dublin, including the results of Antoine Giacometti’s excavations piecing together the medieval urban landscape of
James’s Street; Máire Geaney’s new interpretation of the carpentry involved in the Anglo-Norman waterfront revetments at Wood Quay; Sheila Dooley’s examination of the ‘lost’ medieval church of St Michael on the site of the modern Dublinia heritage centre; and Gillian Boazman’s study of material culture and identity in the southern hinterland of Hiberno-Norse Dublin in the half-barony of Rathdown. Historical analyses include a re-examination of the origins of the medieval diocese of Dublin by Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel; Therese O’Byrne’s brilliant new investigation of the networks of Anglo-Irish literary scribes working in later medieval Dublin. Áine Foley pieces together the history of the le Brun family, who were prominent in the life of the medieval city for centuries; Paul Dryburgh re-examines the Dublin connections of Roger Mortimer, first earl of March, lieutenant of Ireland at the time of the Bruce Invasion, and lover of Edward II’s queen, Isabella; and Phyllis Gaffney and Yolande Sexton provide a complete English translation of the Anglo-Norman Dublin custumal known as Les leys et les usages de la cite de Diveline from the Dublin Chain Book, a vital source of information about daily life in the medieval city.
Seán Duffy is professor of medieval history at TCD and chairman of the Friends of Medieval Dublin.