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Publish yr note: First released March fifth 1987

A New historical past of Ireland is the biggest scholarly venture in sleek Irish background. In nine volumes, it presents a complete new synthesis of recent scholarship on each element of Irish heritage and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological facts, throughout the center a long time, right down to the current day.

Volume II opens with a personality examine of medieval eire and a breathtaking view of the rustic c.1169, by means of nineteen chapters of narrative historical past, with a survey of "Land and other people, c.1300." There are extra chapters on Gaelic and colonial society, economic system and exchange, literature in Irish, French, and English, structure and sculpture, manuscripts and illuminations, and coinage.

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The period covered by the present volume has therefore a constitutional unity. Yet it can be argued that the lordship of the king of England over Ireland was not the most important feature of this period. Such could after all have been 1 For a corrective see R. H. C. Davis, The Normans and their myth (London, 1976). See, for example, Donnchadh Ó Corráin, 'Nationality and kingship in pre-Norman Ireland' in Hist. Studies, xi (1978), pp 1-35. 3 But John de Courcy's invasion of Ulster in 1177 (unauthorised by Henry II, to whom the king of Ulster had submitted in 1171) was an invasion and did result in a conquest.

Soc. Trans. 0'Sullivan, Econ. hist. Cork city O'Sullivan, Italian bankers O'Sullivan, Old Galway Otway-Ruthven, Med. Ire. O. I. ), Seven centuries of Irish learning, 1000—1700 ([Dublin], 1961; reprint, 1971) Eugene O'Curry, Lectures on the manuscript materials of ancient Irish history (Dublin, 1861) B. W. D. 1684, ed. James Hardiman (Ir. Arch. , Dublin, 1846) The bardic poems [/550—-97] ofTadhg Dalló Huiginn, ed. Eleanor Knott (Ir. , 2 pts, Dublin, 1922,1926) OldAthlone Society Journal (Athlone, 1969- ) Old Drogheda Society Journal (Drogheda, 1976- ) Old Kilkenny Review (Kilkenny, 1948- ) Old Wexford Society Journal (1968- ; no.

Otway-Ruthven, 'Medieval Ireland, 1169-1485' in T. W. ), Irish historiography, 1936—70 (Dublin, 1971), pp 16-22. 5 The most prolific writer on Irish ecclesiastical affairs during the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries was Aubrey Gwynn; see F. X. J. A. Watt,J. B. Morrall, and F. X. Martin (Dublin, 1961), pp 502-9. Professor Gwynn continued to publish on the subject up to the late 19705. F. X. 1 This still left the predominantly large but obscure area of Gaelic Ireland in the shade. J. Hand, J.

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