Ireland in Early Medieval Europe: Studies in Memory of Kathleen Hughes

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This 1982 collection of essays examines Ireland's relations with the rest of western Europe between AD 400 and 1200. They show the idiosyncratic ways in which Ireland responded to external stimuli and illustrate the view that early Irish history, religion, politics and art should be seen not in isolation but as vital contributors to the development of European culture. This was the firmly held opinion of Kathleen Hughes, to whose memory these essays, specially commissioned from leading scholars in the field, are ...

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Overview

This 1982 collection of essays examines Ireland's relations with the rest of western Europe between AD 400 and 1200. They show the idiosyncratic ways in which Ireland responded to external stimuli and illustrate the view that early Irish history, religion, politics and art should be seen not in isolation but as vital contributors to the development of European culture. This was the firmly held opinion of Kathleen Hughes, to whose memory these essays, specially commissioned from leading scholars in the field, are dedicated. The range of essays reflects the diversity of early Ireland's history and the extent of her influence upon other cultures. The ecclesiastical tradition and hagiography form one area of study; political expansion and diplomatic history, as well as literary and artistic influences, are also discussed. The subjects are variously introduced as they affect Ireland's relations with Scotland, Anglo-Saxon England, Merovingian Gaul, the Scandinavians and the Welsh.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521180832
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/17/2011
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 434
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviation; Foreword; 1. Kathleen Winifred Hughes 1926-1977 Rosamond McKitterick; 2. Bibliography of the publications of Kathleen Hughes David Dumville; Part I: 3. Red, white and blue martyrdom Clare Stancliffe; 4. Bishop Ecgred, Phetred and Niall Dorothy Whitelock; 5. Dignatio diei dominici: an element in the iconography of Irish crosses Ann Hamlin; Part II: 6. Pictish art and the Book of Kells Isabel Henderson; 7. Dalriada and the creation of the kingdom of the Scots Marjorie O. Anderson; 8. Matriliny by treaty: the Pictish foundation-legend Molly Miller; Part III: 9. A pre-Christian survival in mediaeval Irish hagiography D. A. Binchy; 10. The cult of St Indract at Glastonbury Michael Lapdige; 11. Foreign connections and domestic politics: Killaloe and the Uí Briain in twelfth-century hagiography Donnchadh ó Corráin; Part IV: 12. The evidence for vernacular Irish literary influence on early mediaeval Welsh literature Patrick Sims-Williams; 13. The Latin charter-tradition in western Britain, Brittany and Ireland in the early mediaeval period Wendy Davies; 14. Periphyseon: the descent of the Uncompleted Copy T. A. M. Bishop; Part V: 15. Episodes in the history of Easter cycles in Ireland Kenneth Harrison; 16. Latin and Irish in the Annals of Ulster, AD 431-1050 David Dumville; Part VI: 17. The Vikings and Ireland Peter Sawyer; 18. Ireland and western Gaul in the Merovingian period Edward James; Index of manuscripts; General Index.

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