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Early christian Ireland

Author: T M Charles-Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
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This book provides a fully documented history of Ireland and the Irish from St Patrick to the Vikings. It opens with the Irish raids and settlements in Britain, and the conversion of Ireland to  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T M Charles-Edwards
ISBN: 0521363950 9780521363952
OCLC Number: 645290228
Description: xviii, 707 p
Contents: List of maps; List of tables; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; A note on pronunciation; A note on the Chronicle of Ireland; Introduction; 1. Ireland in the seventh century: a tour; 2. Irish society c.700: I. Communities; 3. Irish society c.700: II. Social distinctions and moral values; 4. Ireland and Rome; 5. Conversion to Christianity; 6. The organisation of the early Irish church; 7. Columba, Iona and Lindisfarne; 8. Columbanus and his disciples; 9. The Paschal controversy; 10. The primatial claims of Armagh, Kildare and Canterbury; 11. The origins and rise of Ui Neill; 12. The kingship of Tara; 13. The powers of kings; 14. Conclusion; Appendix: genealogies and king-lists; Glossary: Irish and Latin; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: T.M. Charles-Edwards.


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