Medieval Dublin III: Proceedings of the Friends of Medieval Dublin Symposium 2001


Containing the proceedings of the third public symposium held by the Friends of Medieval Dublin in 2001, this volume is dedicated to Leo Swan, archaeologist.
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Containing the proceedings of the third public symposium held by the Friends of Medieval Dublin in 2001, this volume is dedicated to Leo Swan, archaeologist.
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About an equal balance of archaeologists and historians, most Irish, present 11 essays on such aspects of the Irish capital as Amla<'i>b Cuar<'a>n and the Gael from 941 to 981, the synod of Dublin in 1080, and the medieval stonework of Christ Church cathedral. No index is provided. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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  • ISBN-13: 9781851826490
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Pages: 228

Table of Contents

List of Contributors 6
Editor's Preface 7
Appreciation of Leo Swan 9
The earthen banks and walled defences of Dublin's north-east corner 11
Amlaib Cuaran and the Gael, 941-81 34
The excavation of pre-Norman defences and houses at Werburgh Street, Dublin: a summary 44
Decorated wood from Temple Bar West, Dublin 69
The synod of Dublin in 1080 81
Tales from the crypt: the medieval stonework of Christ Church cathedral, Dublin 95
Dublin Castle in the middle ages 115
Archaeological excavations at 16-17 Cook Street, Dublin 128
People, places and parchment: the medieval archives of Dublin city 140
Excavations at St. Stephen's leper hospital, Dublin: a summary account and an analysis of burials 151
The priory of All Hallows and Trinity College, Dublin: recent archaeological discoveries 195
List of Illustrations 237
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