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The archaeology of medieval Ireland /
T.B. Barry.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1988, c1987.
xvii, 234 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. --
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London ; New York : Routledge, 1988, c1987.
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Includes indexes.
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Bibliography: p. [213]-223.
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Barry (Trinity College, Dublin) has written an exceptionally useful introduction to the study of settlement archaeology in medieval Ireland from the Norman invasion of 1169 until the 16th century. His introduction, however, treats the earlier period from the Viking era, and also provides excellent coverage of the written sources, with an indication of their strengths and weaknesses. This section and the bibliography are worth the price of the book. There is much more. Readers will discover that Irish scholars have identified an important Anglo-Saxon cultural presence in Ireland, especially in Dublin, well before the Norman conquest of England. As Barry demonstrates through chapters dealing with Anglo-Norman military archaeology, rural settlement, the growth of the medieval town, the archaeology of the medieval church, and the later Middle Ages, ``Irish archaeology has come of age.'' His epilogue, ``Future Horizons,'' is cogent and realistic. General and academic readership, upper-division undergraduates and above.-B.S. Bachrach, University of Minnesota
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'This eagerly awaited book is an outstanding and right up-to-date summary of every excavation and investigation undertaken in Ireland into the earthworks, castles, ecclesiastical buildings and towns of the period from the arrival of the Anglo-Normans to the mid-sixteenth century...a most welcome synthesis and will be valued by the layperson, student and professional archaeologist, historical geographer and historian alike.' Archaeology Ireland
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Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Pre-Norman Settlement C.1000-1169p. 15
Anglo-Norman Military Fortificationsp. 37
Anglo-Norman Rural Settlementp. 72
The Growth of Medieval Townsp. 116
The Archaeology of the Medieval Churchp. 139
The Later Middle Ages: Growth or Decline?p. 168
Future Horizonsp. 199
Notesp. 204
Bibliographyp. 213
Place Indexp. 227
Subject and Name Indexp. 234
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