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Medieval Ireland: The Enduring Tradition (New Gill History of Ireland #1)

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Medieval Ireland is an extended essay on Irish society from the coming of Christianity in the fourth century to the Reformation in the sixteenth. Seen in wider European context, medieval Ireland emerges as exceptional and her contributions to the shaping of Europe, outstanding.
Paperback, 226 pages
Published February 15th 1996 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published December 1988)
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Mary Rose
I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, it's well written and informative, but on the other hand it's kind of spread thin. The book either needs another 100-200 pages, or you need to take it as a springboard for the topic. No more than a few pages are spent on any one topic, so if, say, you find the Anglo-Irish migration interesting, you're going to go find another book. So, I might recommend it for a starting point for someone who wants to read about Medieval Ireland but doesn't ...more
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Given that my main area of interest leans toward England, the majority of my knowledge of Ireland in medieval times comes with a decidedly English slant. It was refreshing then to find this text, though it was published in 1988. I would be very interested to read the newest edition that came out in 2005 to see what insights have been added in the last couple of decades. Despite the slimness of the volume, it contained a ple
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Lauren Albert
The beginning of the book was a "2" for me and the end a "4." The first half (or more) of the book was not the history of Ireland but the history of Christianity in Ireland, presumably because that is what is covered in what sources remain. The end of the book was stronger and I found it more interesting.
Chelsea
Aug 08, 2011 Chelsea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a highly informative volume on medieval Ireland, and do not be misled because it is written by a German. It is very detailed, easy to read and a great introduction to the subject.
Willa Grant
Best if you are really interested in the subject- I was too distracted with other things to give it the time & thought it needed.
Thom Dunn
Could be titled The Roots of Medieval Irish Culture.
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