The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland

The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland

by Nancy Edwards
     
 

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In the first major work on the subject for over 30 years, Nancy Edwards provides a critical survey of the archaeological evidence in Ireland (c. 400-1200), introducing material from many recently discovered sites as well as reassessing the importance of earlier excavations. Beginning with an assessment of Roman influence, Dr Edwards then discusses the themse of

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In the first major work on the subject for over 30 years, Nancy Edwards provides a critical survey of the archaeological evidence in Ireland (c. 400-1200), introducing material from many recently discovered sites as well as reassessing the importance of earlier excavations. Beginning with an assessment of Roman influence, Dr Edwards then discusses the themse of settlement, food and farming, craft and technology, the church and art, concluding with an appraisal of the Viking impact.

The archaeological evidence for the period is also particularly rich and wide-ranging and our knowledge is expanding repidly in the light of modern techniques of survey and excavation.

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Beginning with an appraisal of the Iron Age legacy, followed by an examination of Roman influence, Edwards (medieval archaeology, U. College of North Wales) discuses the themes of settlement, economy, technology, the church and art, concluding with a discussion of the impact of the Vikings and an epilogue on the coming of the Normans. Illustrated with site-plans, a range of artifacts, and line drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135951498
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
244
File size:
16 MB
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Meet the Author

Nancy Edwards is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Wales, Bangor. She has published widely on Ireland and Wales in the early Middle Ages and is especially interested in the ecclesiastical archaeology and art of the period.

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