Seanchas : studies in early and medieval Irish archaeology, history and literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne /
edited by Alfred P. Smyth.
Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, 1999.
xxii, 478 p. ; 25 cm.
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Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, 1999.
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"Francis John Byrne: writings": p. xv-xviii.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume acknowledges the personal scholarly contribution of Francis J. Byrne, one of Ireland's leading Celtic scholars. With its impressive list of contributors from every aspect of Irish learning, this collection of essays will constitute one of the most comprehensive scholarly works of its kind.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xi
Francis John Byrne: Writingsp. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xix
List of Figures, Tables Etc.p. xxi
Tributep. xxiii
A bit too far: Ireland's Transylvanian link in the Later Iron Agep. 1
Freestone Hill, Co. Kilkenny: a reassessmentp. 12
Furrows and browse: some archaeological thoughts on agriculture and population in early medieval Irelandp. 30
References to church buildings in the Annalsp. 37
The crosses of Tory Islandp. 53
Life and living at Lagorep. 64
Nebulae discutiuntur? The emergence of Clann Cholmain, sixth-eighth centuriesp. 83
The Banshenchas and the Ui Neill queens of Tarap. 98
Oenach Tailten, the Blackwater Valley and the Ui Neill kings of Tarap. 109
Ciannachta Breg before Sil nAeda Slainep. 121
The Ard Ciannachta in Adomnan's Vita Columbae: a reflection of Iona's attitude to the Sil nAeda Slaine in the late seventh centuryp. 127
'The Continuation of Bede', s.a. 750: high-kings, kings of Tara and 'Bretwaldas'p. 137
Princeps and principatus in the early Irish Church: a reassessmentp. 146
Some early Connacht population-groupsp. 161
Our Lady in early medieval Irelandp. 178
Cluain Dolcain: a brief notep. 182
The placenames in the Book of Cuanup. 189
Rechtgal ua Siadail, a famous poet of the Old Irish periodp. 192
The Old Irish tract on the Mass in the Stowe Missal: some observations on its origins and textual historyp. 199
The motif of trivial causesp. 205
Three weddings and a funeral: rewriting Irish political history in the tenth centuryp. 212
On Gormfhlaith daughter of Flann Sinna and the lure of the sovereignty goddessp. 225
Muirchertach Mac Lochlainn and the Circuit of Irelandp. 238
A Middle Irish tract on cro and dibadp. 251
Garrda and airbeada: the plot thickens in Viking Dublinp. 261
Settlement patterns in the early historic kingdom of Leinster (seventh-mid twelfth centuries)p. 275
Kings, the kingship of Leinster and the regnal poems of laidshenchas Laigen: a reflection of dynastic politics in Leinster, 650-1150p. 299
Romanesque as metaphor: architecture and reform in early twelfth-century Irelandp. 313
German influence on Munster Church and kings in the twelfth centuryp. 323
The bells of Saints Caillin and Cuana: two twelfth-century cupsp. 331
Gilbert of Limerick revisitedp. 341
Ireland and Scotland, 1014-1169: contacts and caveatsp. 348
Household favourites: Angevin royal agents in Ireland under Henry II and Johnp. 357
The dating of two poems on Ulster chieftainsp. 381
A medieval Irish historiographer: Giolla Iosa Mac Fhir Bhisighp. 387
The Catalogus praecipuorum sanctorum Hiberniae, sixty years onp. 396
An inventory of Latin Lives of Irish saints from St Anthony's College, Louvain, c.1643p. 431
The manuscript collection of Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisighp. 439
The fortified house in Irelandp. 448
The return of the Cathach to Ireland: conflicting accounts of the repatriation of the Cathach from the Continentp. 454
List of Contributorsp. 465
Indexp. 467
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