Ireland in Early Medieval Europe: Studies in Memory of Kathleen Hughes

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Dorothy Whitelock, Rosamond McKitterick, David Dumville
Cambridge University Press, Jul 8, 1982 - Literary Criticism - 406 pages
This 1982 collection of essays examines Ireland's relations with the rest of western Europe between AD 400 and 1200. They show the idiosyncratic ways in which Ireland responded to external stimuli and illustrate the view that early Irish history, religion, politics and art should be seen not in isolation but as vital contributors to the development of European culture. This was the firmly held opinion of Kathleen Hughes, to whose memory these essays, specially commissioned from leading scholars in the field, are dedicated. The range of essays reflects the diversity of early Ireland's history and the extent of her influence upon other cultures. The ecclesiastical tradition and hagiography form one area of study; political expansion and diplomatic history, as well as literary and artistic influences, are also discussed. The subjects are variously introduced as they affect Ireland's relations with Scotland, Anglo-Saxon England, Merovingian Gaul, the Scandinavians and the Welsh.
 

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Contents

Bibliography of the publications of Kathleen Hughes
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Bishop Ecgred Pehtred and Niall
47
an element in the iconography of Irish crosses?
69
Arboe cross County Tyrone
i
detail from fol 2i2r
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Pictish art and the Book of Kells 79
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Dalriada and the creation of the kingdom of the Scots
106
Killaloe and
213
IV
235
The Latin chartertradition in western Britain Brittany and Ireland
258
the descent of the Uncompleted Copy
281
Episodes in the history of Easter cycles in Ireland
307
Latin and Irish in the Annals of Ulster ad 4311050
320
VI
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Ireland and western Gaul in the Merovingian period
362

the Pictish foundationlegend
133
A preChristian survival in mediaeval Irish hagiography
165
The cult of St Indract at Glastonbury
179

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