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Landscape and history on the medieval Irish frontier : the king's cantreds in the thirteenth century / by Thomas Finan.

Author/Creator:
Finan, Thomas (Thomas Joseph), author.
Publication:
Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 215 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series:
Environmental histories of the North Atlantic world ; v. 1.
Environmental histories of the North Atlantic world ; volume 1
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Subjects:
Human ecology -- Ireland -- History.
Land tenure -- Ireland -- History -- To 1500.
Land tenure -- Ireland -- Roscommon (County).
Feudalism -- Ireland.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1172-1603.
Summary:
"This work offers a new and innovative insight into the history of thirteenth-century Ireland by exploring the interplay between Gaelic lords, Anglo-Norman lords, and the medieval environmental landscape that connected them. Focusing on the king's cantreds of Roscommon, a space that was both the homeland of the O'Conor royal authority from the eighth century and a defined holding of the English kings from the early thirteenth century, the book explores the frontier landscape as an active player in its own right within Irish history and discusses the way that both Gaels and Anglo-Normans interacted with, and were in turn influenced by, this environment. This unique approach to Irish history enables the author to step away from the traditional view of a dyadic relationship between Gaelic and Anglo-Norman lords and instead demonstrate that not only did both sides alter and change the environment around them according to their perceptions of their enemies and the threat posed by the land, but that the landscape itself was to play a significant role in shaping and influencing the identities and destiny of its inhabitants."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction
The Gaelic Resurgence of the thirteenth century
Politics, landscape, and climate in the king's cantreds
The built environment of the king's cantreds
A reconsideration of English strategy
Gaelic strategy and the king's cantreds.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9782503542928
2503542921
OCLC:
914088600
Publisher Number:
99970219874