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Stories from Gaelic Ireland : microhistories from the sixteenth-century Irish annals /
Bernadette Cunningham and Raymond Gillespie.
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Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts, 2003.
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224 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1851827471
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Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts, 2003.
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1851827471
catalogue key
5054735
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-216) and index.
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This text is a study of Gaelic Ireland, exploiting the rich source material contained in the 16th-century Annals of Ulster and the Annals of Loch Ce.
Main Description
This quirky, yet important book, breaks new ground in the study of Gaelic Ireland by exploiting the rich source material contained in the sixteenth-century Annals of Ulster, Annals of Connacht, the Annals of Loch Cé and the Four Masters. While attention has previously been paid to poetry in Irish as a source for the history of the 16th century, the richness of the prose sources have not been exploited by historians. The annals contain a series of short accounts of events arranged by year. The storytelling of the annalists provides the openings into the past that are the key to this book, which uses seven of their longer stories to examine, at micro level, aspects of Gaelic society that created them. The significance of each story is illuminated by reference to other contemporary evidence, including the genealogies and the poetry. The text is provided in both the original Irish with an English language translation, with extensive writings placing the passages in their historical time.
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"This quirky, yet important book, breaks new ground in the study of Gaelic Ireland by exploiting the rich source material contained in the sixteenth-century Annals of Ulster, Annals of Connacht, the Annals of Loch Ce and the Four Masters. While attention h"
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. 7
Abbreviationsp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Introduction: Sources and Methodsp. 13
Getting and spending: the political economy of the Mac Diarmada lordship, 1549p. 29
The dispossession of MacCostello: land and lineage in Mayo, 1586p. 59
The murder of a historian: lineage, learning and morality in Fermanagh, 1534p. 87
The burning of Domnach Magh da Claine: church and sanctity in the diocese of Clogher, 1508p. 111
A world of wonders: marvels and prodigies in the diocese of Elphin, 1588p. 134
Remembering Ruaidhri Mac Diarmadia: memory and memorialisation in Roscommon, 1568p. 155
Sir Nicholas Malby's obituary, 1584: outsiders in the sixteenth-century Irish annalsp. 179
Bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 217
Index of First Lines of Poems Citedp. 224
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