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Colonisation and Conquest in Medieval Ireland
The English in Louth, 1170–1330

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series

  • Date Published: June 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521026628

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  • The history of English rule in Ireland stretches back to the twelfth century. This book examines the actions of the earliest English settlers in Ireland and asks a number of questions about the society they developed there. Why did these people come to Ireland? How did they interact with the native Irish neighbors? What was the nature of their relationship with England? This was also a time of English expansion in Wales and Scotland, and the book suggests comparisons and contrasts with the Irish experience in this broader setting.

    • The book addresses the issue of colonial identity in a medieval context
    • It places the Irish experience in a wider frame, and draws on the most recent work on English, Scottish and Welsh history
    • It reassesses the legacy of the twelfth-century Church reform movement for later periods
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    • Date Published: June 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521026628
    • length: 212 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.335kg
    • contains: 5 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    1. The Ua Cerbaill kingdom of Airgialla
    2. The coming of the English
    3. Irish responses
    4. English and Irish
    5. Authority and community
    6. The bonds of colonial society
    7. The English of Louth and the king's wars
    Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Brendan Smith, University of Bristol

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