Early Medieval Ireland AD 400-1100

The Evidence from Archaeological Excavations

By Aidan O'Sullivan, Finbar McCormick, Thomas R. Kerr, Lorcan Harney

How did people live in their own worlds in early medieval Ireland? What did they actually do? To what end did they think they were doing it? This book investigates and reconstructs from the archaeological evidence how the early medieval Irish people lived together as social groups, worked the land as farmers, worshipped God, made and used objects, and buried their dead. The book focuses on the evidence from excavations conducted between 1930 and 2012 and uses that evidence to explore how people used their landscapes, dwellings, and material culture to effect and negotiated social, ideological, and economic continuities and changes during the period AD 400-1100. [Subject: Archaeology, History, Medieval Studies, Irish Studies]

Publication Date: 2/21/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781904890607

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