TEMPLARS, THE WITCH, AND THE WILD IRISH : vengeance and heresy in medieval ireland. (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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TEMPLARS, THE WITCH, AND THE WILD IRISH : vengeance and heresy in medieval ireland.

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], CORNELL University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Early medieval Ireland is remembered as the "Land of Saints and Scholars," due to the distinctive devotion to Christian faith and learning that permeated its culture. As early as the seventh century, however, questions were raised about Irish orthodoxy, primarily concerning Easter observances. Yet heresy trials did not occur in Ireland until significantly later, long after allegations of Irish apostasy from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: MAEVE BRIGID CALLAN
ISBN: 1501713566 9781501713569
OCLC Number: 963732296
Contents: AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsChronology of Key EventsMapIntroduction1. Heresy Hunting Begins in Ireland: The Trial of the Templars and the Case against Philip de Braybrook2. The Dawn of the Devil-Worshipping Witch3. The Churlish Tramp from England: Richard de Ledrede Tries the Alice Kyteler Case4. Moments of Lucidity Dedicated to Malice: Ledrede's Continuing Conflicts in the Colony5. The Heresy of Being Irish: Adducc Dubh O'Toole and Two MacConmarasConclusionAppendix A: The Articles against the Templars in IrelandAppendix B: The Charges against Alice Kyteler and AssociatesBibliographyIndex


Maeve Brigid Callan analyzes Ireland's medieval heresy trials, which all occurred in the volatile fourteenth century. These include the celebrated case of Alice Kyteler and her associates, prosecuted  Read more...


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"Callan's style is vivid and evocative of her level of comfort with the topic. Discussion of each trial relies heavily on descriptions from witness testimonies as well as the available legal records, Read more...

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