Cattle Lords and Clansmen: The Social Structure of Early Ireland / Edition 2

Cattle Lords and Clansmen: The Social Structure of Early Ireland / Edition 2

by Nerys T. Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0268008000

ISBN-13: 9780268008000

Pub. Date: 04/28/1994

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

In Cattle Lords and Clansmen, Nerys Patterson provides an analysis of the social structure of medieval Ireland, focusing on the pre-Norman period. By combining difficult, often fragmentary primary sources with sociological and anthropological methods, Patterson produces a unique approach to the study of early Ireland—one that challenges previous

Overview

In Cattle Lords and Clansmen, Nerys Patterson provides an analysis of the social structure of medieval Ireland, focusing on the pre-Norman period. By combining difficult, often fragmentary primary sources with sociological and anthropological methods, Patterson produces a unique approach to the study of early Ireland—one that challenges previous scholarship. The second edition includes a chapter on seasonal rhythm, material derived from Patterson’s post-1991 publications, and an updated bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268008000
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
640,544
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Preface to the second edition. xi
Abbreviations xv
Reconstructing Early Irish Society: Sources and Scholarship
3(33)
The Development of Early Irish Law and Society
36(26)
The Material Context of Social Relations
62(27)
The Spatial Organization of Society
89(29)
The Seasonal Rhythms of Social Life
118(32)
The Political Economy: Clientship
150(31)
Rank
181(26)
Close Kin and Neighbors: Gelfhine and Comaithches
207(32)
The Forms of Irish Kinship
239(20)
The Corporate Fine: Control of Economic Action
259(29)
Marriage, Sexual Relations, and the Affiliation of Children
288(40)
Kinship and the Proto-State
328(40)
Appendix 368(9)
Glossary I: Terms for kinship relations. 377(1)
Glossary II: Irish terms. 378(4)
Bibliography 382(30)
Index 412

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