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From chiefdom to state in early Ireland

Author: D Blair Gibson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the development of social complexity in late prehistoric and Early Medieval Ireland"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D Blair Gibson
ISBN: 9781107015630 1107015634
OCLC Number: 746489209
Description: xxv, 323 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Theoretical considerations --
2. The climate and geology of Clare --
3. Clare's chiefdoms at the dawn of history --
4. An early medieval chiefdom of northern Clare: archaeological investigations --
5. Reconstructing the social order of Irish chiefdoms through settlement --
6. Of settlements and boundaries: reconstructing the chiefdom of Tulach Commáin --
7. The rulers of Tulach Commáin --
8. The world of Brian Boroimhe --
9. The world of Caithréim Thoirdhealbhaigh --
10. The political topography of Late Medieval Clare --
11. An overview of the social and political systems of Thomond.
Responsibility: D. Blair Gibson.

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'The title of this handsomely produced book will have specialists in the archaeology and history of protohistoric and (early) medieval Ireland salivating.' Anna Leone, Antiquity 'This ambitious and Read more...

 
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