The Annals of Ireland by Friar John Clyn

The Annals of Ireland by Friar John Clyn

by Bernadette Williams (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846820342
Publisher: Four Courts Press
Publication date: 02/16/2007
Pages: 303
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Abbreviations 9

A Note on Editorial Practice, and Glossary 13

Analysis 17

1 The Transcripts 19

The four main transcripts 20

Minor transcripts and extracts 24

Other writings by Friar John Clyn 25

History of the original manuscript 26

Clyn's sources and the relationship between the Annals of Ross and the Kilkenny Chronicle 31

Compilation and composition 35

2 Clyn, an Anglo-Irish Franciscan 41

Franciscan 41

General chapter of Marseilles in 1343 45

Franciscan material in the annals 49

Richard Ledrede, bishop of Ossory 51

Clyn's career 55

Origins of the name Clyn 57

Clintstown 59

3 Clyn, a Window on Counties Tipperary and Kilkenny 61

Clyn and England 62

The Anglo-Irish lords of Ireland 64

Kilkenny and Tipperary; a military frontier society 67

Literary area 68

Purpose of the history 69

The de la Freigne family 74

Clyn and the Irish 85

The Mic Giollaphadraig and cross-cultural contacts 93

Cam O Cearbhaill - a special case 95

Clyn and the Anglo-Irish 97

Praise in the annals 101

Knights and knighthood 103

Use of the term dominus 105

The creation of knights in Ireland 106

The Black Death 110

Three unusual entries 112

Conclusion 113

The Annals 115

Appendices 257

Bibliography 259

Index 279

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