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Author Name:    CROOKS, Peter (ed.) CURTIS, Edmund OTWAY-RUTHVEN, A.J. LYDON, James

Title:   Government, War and Society in Medieval Ireland : Essays by Edmund Curtis, A.J. Otway-Ruthven and James Lydon. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2008, ISBN:9781846821059 

Seller ID:   114428

CROOKS, Peter (ed.). Government, War and Society in Medieval Ireland : Essays by Edmund Curtis, A.J. Otway-Ruthven and James Lydon. (Dublin) : Four Courts Press, (2008). First Edition. Pp (4),5-407,(9). Map. Index. 8vo, blackcloth, silver lettering to spine. "In the late twelfth century, Ireland wa s absorbed into the dominions of the kings of England. This seminal development transformed the social and political life of the island, with implications that resonate to the present day. How are we to interpret this formative period of Irish history? In the course of the twentieth century, three successive occupants of the Lecky chair of history in Trinity College, Dublin, sought to provide answers. Modern scholarship remains deeply indebted tothe pioneering work of Edmund Curtis, A.J. Otway-Ruthven and James Lydon. This volume brings together twenty-one of their most influential essays on the social, institutional and political character of the English colony in medieval Ireland. The editor's introduction explores the careers of ‘The Lecky Professors’ and assesses their intellectual legacy. This is an indispensable collection of essays for all those interested in the history of Ireland and Britain in the Middle Ages." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction : The Lecky professors (by Peter Crooks). Prologue: Irish history and its popular versions (by Edmund Curtis). Part I. Government. 1. Ireland and the English crown, 1171-1541 (by James Lydon). 2. The chief governors of medieval Ireland (by A.J. Otway-Ruthven). 3. William of Windsor and the Irish parliament (by James Lydon). 4. The medieval Irish chancery (by A.J. Otway-Ruthven). 5. Anglo-Irish shire government in the thirteenth century (by A.J. Otway-Ruthven). 6. The native Irish and English law in medieval Ireland (by A.J. Otway-Ruthven). Part 2. War. 7. Knight service in Ireland (by A.J. Otway-Ruthven). 8. Royal service in Ireland (by A.J. Otway-Ruthven). 9. The hobelar : an Irish contribution to medieval warfare (by James Lydon). 10. An Irish army in Scotland, 1296 (by James Lydon). 11. Irish levies in the Scottish wars, 1296-1302 (by James Lydon). 12. Edward I, Ireland and the war inScotland, 1303-1304 (by James Lydon). 13. Richard II's expeditions to Irel and (by James Lydon). 14. Richard, duke of York, as viceroy of Ireland, 1447-1460 : with unpublished materials for his relations with native chiefs (by Edmund Curtis). Part 3. Society. 15. The character of Norman settlement in Ireland (by A.J. Otway-Ruthven). 16. The organization of Anglo-Irish agriculture in the middle ages (by A.J. Otway-Ruthven). 17. The English and Ostmen in Ireland (by Edmund Curtis). 18. The clan system among the English settlers in Ireland ( Edmund Curtis). 19. The spoken languages of medieval Ireland (by Edmund Curtis). 20. The problem of the frontier in medieval Ireland (by James Lydon). 21. The middle nation (by James Lydon). Further reading. 22. Government, war and society in English Ireland, 1171-1541 : a guide to recent work (by Peter Crooks). Very good in dustjacket. 35.00


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