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Britain and Ireland, 900-1300 : Insular Responses to Medieval European Change - Brendan Smith

Britain and Ireland, 900-1300

Insular Responses to Medieval European Change

By: Brendan Smith (Editor)

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Published: 28th August 1999
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There is a growing interest in the history of relations between the English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish as the United Kingdom and Ireland begin to construct new political arrangements and to become more fully integrated into Europe. This book brings together recent work on how these relations developed between 900 and 1300, a period crucial for the formation of national identities. The conquest of England by the Normans and the subsequent growth in English power required the inhabitants of Britain and Ireland to reassess their dealings with each other. Old ties were broken and new ones formed. Economic change, the influence of chivalry, the transmission of literary motifs, and questions of aristocratic identity are among the topics tackled here by leading scholars from Britain, Ireland and North America. Little has been published hitherto on this subject, and the book marks a major contribution to a topic of lasting interest.

'Brendan Smith and the contributors are to be praised for their contributions to an increasingly important field of inquiry. This is a volume in which many will find much of value.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Contributors
Preface
The effect of Scandinavian raiders on the English and Irish churches: a preliminary reassessment
The changing economy of the Irish sea province
Cults of Irish, Scottish and Welsh saints in twelfth-century England
Sea-divided Gaels? constructing relationships between Irish and Scots c. 800âÇô1169
The 1169 as a turning-point in Irish-Welsh relations
Killing and mutilating political enemies in the British Isles from the late twelfth to the early fourteenth century: a comparative study
Anglo-French acculturation and the Irish element in Scottish identity
John de Courcy, the first Ulster plantation and Irish church men
Coming in from the margins: the descendants of Somerled and cultural accommodation in the Hebrides 1164âÇô1317
Nobility and identity in medieval Britain and Ireland: the de Vescy family, c. 1120âÇô1314
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521573191
ISBN-10: 052157319X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 28th August 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.61