Medieval Dublin IV: Proceedings of the Friends of Medieval Dublin Symposium 2002

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These essays, the proceedings of the fourth public symposium held by the Friends of Medieval Dublin in 2002, range from Eileen Reilly's account of what insect remains can tell us about life in and around the houses of Viking Dublin, to Lynda Conlon's study of the legal rights and economic power of women in Anglo-Norman Dublin, to Danielle O'Donovan's revelation that parts of the medieval archbishop's palace stand encased within the core of what is now Kevin Street Garda Station....
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Overview

These essays, the proceedings of the fourth public symposium held by the Friends of Medieval Dublin in 2002, range from Eileen Reilly's account of what insect remains can tell us about life in and around the houses of Viking Dublin, to Lynda Conlon's study of the legal rights and economic power of women in Anglo-Norman Dublin, to Danielle O'Donovan's revelation that parts of the medieval archbishop's palace stand encased within the core of what is now Kevin Street Garda Station.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851827435
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Pages: 368

Table of Contents

List of Contributors 6
Editor's Preface 7
'After Hearing of Phil Connolly's Death' 8
Appreciation of Philomena Connolly 9
Excavations at the medieval cemetary of St Peter's church, Dublin 11
The contribution of insect remains to an understanding of the environment of Viking-age and medieval Dublin 40
The defence of Dublin in the middle ages 63
The role of St Thomas's abbey in the early development of Dublin's western suburb 79
Health status in medieval Dublin: analysis of the skeletal remains from the abbey of St Thomas the Martyr 98
The growth and decline of a medieval suburb? Evidence from excavations at Thomas Street, Dublin 127
Women in medieval Dublin: their legal rights and economic power 172
Land use in medieval Oxmantown 193
A much disputed land: Carrickmines and the Dublin marches 229
English patron, English building? The importance of St Sepulchre's archiepiscopal palace, Dublin 253
Dublin's southern frontier under siege: Kindlestown Castle, Delgany, County Wicklow 279
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