Medieval Dublin IX

Seán Duffy, editor

Catalogue Price: €29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84682-172-1
Catalogue Price: €50.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-171-4

July 2009. 556pp; ills.

'As with previous symposia the eclectic mix of articles gives us new insights into what made Dublin', Books Ireland (September 2009).

‘… a handsome, properly footnoted [book] … a truly stirring account (by Tríona Nicholl) tells of the reconstruction of a 30m long Viking age warship (based on one excavated in Roskilde, Denmark, in 1962) … even for a landlubber it’s enthralling', PS, British Archaeology (November/December 2009).

‘Duffy has collected a diverse group of essays that showcase recent research into the history and archaeology of medieval Dublin … of special interest is Tríona Nicholl’s chronicle of her journal from Denmark to Ireland as crewmember on the Sea-Stallion of Glendalough, a reconstruction of a Viking Age longship that may have been built in Dublin a millennium ago. Generously illustrated (and surprisingly readable for non-specialists), this book should appeal both to academics and to general readers interested in Irish history or archaeology', Reference and Research Book News (November 2009).

‘One has to admire the regularity with which Seán Duffy and the Four Courts Press produce these Medieval Dublin volumes. Together they have consistently maintained high standards of text and illustrations. One each year on average has been published since 2000, bringing a number of key interim excavation reports and other historical studies into the public domain', Derek Gore, Early Medieval Europe (2011).