Medieval Dublin

Medieval Dublin: The Making of a Metropolis

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Howard Clarke (Ed.)

The history of medieval Dublin is extraordinarily rich and complex. This book is a tribute to some of Ireland’s most distinguished medieval scholars and a further contribution by The Friends of Medieval Dublin to their diffusion of knowledge of the history of this remarkable city.

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Product Description

From its origins as a monastical settlement and later as a Viking kingdom, to its identity as an English colonial capital, medieval Dublin passed through many incarnations.

It has been, alternately, a pirates’ lair at the center of a brutal slave trade, an emergent town ransacked periodically by its Irish neighbors, a rapidly expanding municipality headed by a mayor, and the principal focus of loyalty to the crown in a beleaguered Pale.

The history of medieval Dublin is extraordinarily rich and complex. This book – now available in paperback after many years out of print – is intended both as a tribute to some of Ireland’s most distinguished medieval scholars and as a further contribution by The Friends of Medieval Dublin to their declared policy of diffusing knowledge of the history of this remarkable city.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Introduction by HB Clarke

I Historical and Topographical Development
1: Medieval Dublin in a European context: from proto-town to chartered town – Anngret Simms
2: The topographical development of early medieval Dublin – HB Clarke
3. The origins of Dublin – PF Wallace
4. Norse Dublin – Edmund Curtis
5. Pre-Norman Dublin – John Ryan
6. The inception of the Dodder water supply – Valentine Jackson
7. Dublin’s north-eastern city wall: early reclamation and development at the Poddle-Liffey confluence – Nuala Burke

II
8. The High Street excavations – Breandán Ó Ríordáin
9. The ancient chapter-house of the priory of the Holy Trinity, Dublin – Thomas Drew
10. The town walls of Dublin Patrick Healy
11. Seventeenth-century plans of Dublin Castle – JB Maguire
12. The medieval sculpture of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin – Roger Stalley
13. The monuments of the pre-Reformation archbishops of Dublin – HJ Lawlor
14. The market cross of Dublin – HS Crawford

Notes and Bibliographies
Index

About the Editor

Dr Howard Clarke, now retired from UCD, is one of Ireland’s foremost scholars on medieval Dublin, and has written extensively on this subject.

 

Additional Information

Editor

Howard Clarke

Genre

Social History

Format

Paperback

Release schedule

Recent

Imprint

Irish Academic Press

Publication Date

6th Jul 2012