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Author McNeill, T. E
Title Castles in Ireland : Feudal Power in a Gaelic World
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 1997
©1997
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Note Intro -- BOOK COVER -- HALF-TITLE -- TITLE -- COPYRIGHT -- DEDICATION -- CONTENTS -- ILLUSTRATIONS -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- PART I EARLY CASTLES: TO c. 1225 -- CHAPTER ONE BEFORE 1166 -- SITES OF THE TENTH CENTURY AND BEFORE -- POSSIBLE CASTLES OF THE ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH CENTURIES -- CHAPTER TWO EARLY CASTLES OF STONE -- THE ESTABLISHING OF THE ENGLISH LORDSHIPS -- CASTLES WITH GREAT TOWERS -- CASTLES APPARENTLY WITHOUT GREAT TOWERS -- EARLY ROYAL CASTLES -- DISCUSSION -- CHAPTER THREE EARLY CASTLES OF EARTH AND TIMBER -- COMPARING EARTH AND TIMBER CASTLES WITH STONE CASTLES -- RECOGNITION AND DEFINITION -- ENCLOSURES AND 'RINGWORKS' -- EXCAVATIONS OF MOTTES -- THE DISTRIBUTION OF MOTTES -- EXPLANATIONS -- THE DATING OF MOTTES -- MOTTES OF THE IRISH -- CHAPTER FOUR CASTLES AND THE ESTABLISHING OF ENGLISH LORDSHIPS IN IRELAND -- CASTLES AND THE QUESTION OF CONQUEST -- THE ROLE OF EARLY CASTLES IN ADMINISTRATION -- PART II FROM THE EARLY THIRTEENTH TO THE MID-FOURTEENTH CENTURY -- CHAPTER FIVE THE CENTRAL PERIOD OF ENGLISH LORDSHIP -- CHAPTER SIX CASTLES IN THE ENGLISH FASHION -- BARONIAL CASTLES OF THE MID-THIRTEENTH CENTURY -- ROYAL CASTLES -- BARONIAL CASTLES OF ABOUT 1300: RICHARD DE BURGH -- DOMESTIC DESIGNS -- CHAPTER SEVEN CASTLES IN A DIVERGENT TRADITION -- DONJONS -- ROYAL CASTLES -- CASTLES IN THE LORDSHIP OF CONNACHT -- CASTLES IN MUNSTER AND LEINSTER -- DISCUSSION -- CHAPTER EIGHT LESSER STONE CASTLES -- HALL-HOUSES -- POLYGONAL ENCLOSURES -- CHAPTER NINE CASTLES OF THE IRISH -- IRISH KINGDOMS LINKED TO THE EARLDOM OF ULSTER -- THE WEST OF IRELAND -- TIR EOGHAIN AND TIR CONNAILL -- CHAPTER TEN SUMMARY -- PART III CASTLES OF THE LATER MIDDLE AGES -- CHAPTER ELEVEN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY -- CHAPTER TWELVE ENCLOSURE CASTLES OF THE LATER MIDDLE AGES -- THE THREE EARLDOMS IN THE SOUTH -- LESSER LORDSHIPS IN THE SOUTH
EASTERN IRELAND -- IRISH ENCLOSURE CASTLES -- CHAPTER THIRTEEN TOWER-HOUSES -- CHRONOLOGY -- DISTRIBUTION -- REGIONAL DISTRIBUTIONS -- CHAPTER FOURTEEN TOWER-HOUSES -- STRUCTURAL TYPES -- TOWER-HOUSE DEFENCES -- LIVING IN TOWER-HOUSES -- CHAPTER FIFTEEN THE LATER MIDDLE AGES AND THE END OF CASTLES IN IRELAND -- EPILOGUE -- GAZETTEER OF SELECTED CASTLES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
The castles of Ireland are an essential part of the story of medieval Europe, but were, until recently, a subject neglected by scholars. A lord's power and prestige was displayed in the majesty and uniqueness of his castle. The remains of several thousand castles enable us to reconstruct life in Ireland during these crucial centuries. Castles in Ireland tells the story of the nature and development of lordship and power in medieval Ireland. Ireland formed the setting to the interplay of the differing roles of competing lordships: English and Irish; feudal European and Gaelic; royal and baronial. Tom McNeill argues that the design of the castles contests the traditional view of Ireland as a land torn by war and divided culturally between the English and Irish
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: McNeill, T. E. Castles in Ireland : Feudal Power in a Gaelic World Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c1997 9780415165372
Subject Power (Social sciences) -- Ireland -- History.;Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500.;Military history, Medieval.;Feudalism -- Ireland -- History.;Castles -- Ireland -- History.;British -- Ireland -- History.;Civilization, Celtic
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