A New History of the Isle of Man: The Medieval Period, 1000-1406 (New History of the Isle of Man 3)

A New History of the Isle of Man: The Medieval Period, 1000-1406 (New History of the Isle of Man 3)

By: Sean Duffy (editor), Harold Mytum (editor)Other Formats

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The reassessment of the medieval legacy of Man highlights the island's position as a cockpit of English, Scottish, Irish and Norwegian power-politics, exploring the multi-cultural traditions of Man, and reassessing the role it was to play throughout the medieval period as a focal point in a complex nexus of inter-relationships (linguistic, economic, ecclesiastical, political, military and so forth) which linked the various peoples of the British Isles and Scandinavia. By bringing together the fruits of the labours of several scholars of international repute, some of whom are resident on the island, the comprehensive analysis provided in this volume marks a significant advance in the current level of understanding Manx history in the Middle Ages, forming a body of knowledge that will be of benefit both to Manx people and to the wider readership beyond its shores. Because of the specific requirements of documentary research in the medieval period, most of the work has been carried out by authorities in the field as an extension of their existing interests.

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Professor Sean Duffy is Head of the Medieval History department at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests include Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the Middle Ages and Anglo-Irish relations. He is the author of a number of major works including The Concise History of Ireland (Gill & Macmillan, 2000), Ireland in the Middle Ages (Macmillan, 1997) and Ireland 600-1169. An Island of Saints and Scholars?, (Longman, 1993). He is also editor of the best selling Atlas of Irish History (Macmillan, 1997).


Introduction: Setting the scene Man at the turn of the millennium; CHAPTER 1: Man and the Irish Sea World in the eleventh century, Sean Duffy; CHAPTER 2: The Isle of Man and the kings of Norway: Magnus Barelegs and after, Rosemary Power; CHAPTER 3: Man, Somerled, and the Isles: the rise of a new dynasty, c. 1100-1164, R. Andrew McDonald; CHAPTER 4: The reigns Of Gudrodr and Rognvaldr, 1153-1229, Ruth Costain-Russell; CHAPTER 5: The last kings of Man, 1229-1265, Edward J. Cowan; CHAPTER 6: The Isle of Man under Scottish Rule, 1266-1333, Colm McNamee; CHAPTER 7: Man under the Montacutes, 1333-1392, W.M. Ormrod; CHAPTER 8: English rule confirmed: the Isle of Man 1389-1406, Michael J. Bennett; PART TWO; CHAPTER 9: The Isle of Man in a European context, Benjamin T. Hudson; CHAPTER 10: Man in the Norse world, Barbara E. Crawford; CHAPTER 11: Language in Man: prehistory to literacy, R.L. Thomas; CHAPTER 12: The Manx place-name evidence, Gillian Fellows-Jensen; CHAPTER: 13: The Isle of Man in medieval Gaelic literature, Charles W. MacQuarrie; CHAPTER 14: The Chronicle of the Kings of Man and the Isles, Bernadette Williams; CHAPTER 15: The early history of the diocese of Sodor, Alex Woolf; CHAPTER 16: Medieval monasticism and the Isle of Man c. 1130-1540, P.J. Davey; CHAPTER 17: Economy and trade in medieval Man, David Ditchburn and B.T. Hudson; CHAPTER 18: Coinage, Kristin Bornholdt; CHAPTER 19: The system of land division and assessment, Gareth Williams; CHAPTER 20: Medieval archaeology and architecture, P.J. Davey and A.C.C. Johnson; CONCLUSIONS Man: the medieval legacy.

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  • publication date: 30/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780853236177
  • Format: Other Formats, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 606
  • ID: 9780853236177
  • ISBN10: 0853236178

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