A New History of the Isle of Man, Vol. 3: The Medieval Period, 1000-1406 (New History of the Isle of Man 3)
By: Sean Duffy (editor), Harold Mytum (editor)Hardback
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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.
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).
PrefaceNames ConcordanceNotes on ContributorsIntroduction - Setting the Scene: Man at the turn of the millennium - David M. WilsonPART ONE: POLITICS1 Man and the Irish Sea World in the eleventh century - Sean Duffy2 The Isle of Man and the kings of Norway: Magnus Barelegs and after - Rosemary Power3 Man, Somerled, and the Isles: the rise of a new dynasty, c. 1100-64 58 - R. Andrew McDonald4 The reigns of Gudroedr and Roegnvaldr, 1153-1229 - Ruth Costain-Russell5 The last kings of Man, 1229-1265 97 - Edward J. Cowan6 The Isle of Man under Scottish Rule, 1266-1333 - Colm McNamee7 Man under the Montacutes, 1333-92 - W.M. Ormrod8 English rule confirmed: the Isle of Man 1389-1406 - Michael J. BennettPART TWO: SOCIETY9 The Isle of Man in a European context - Benjamin T. Hudson10 Man in the Norse world - Barbara E. Crawford11 Language in Man: prehistory to literacy - R.L. Thomson12 The Manx place-name evidence - Gillian Fellows-Jensen13 The Isle of Man in medieval Gaelic literature - Charles W. MacQuarrie14 The Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles - Bernadette Williams15 The early history of the diocese of Sodor - Alex Woolf16 Medieval monasticism and the Isle of Man c. 1130-1540 - P.J. Davey17 Economy and trade in medieval Man - David Ditchburn and Benjamin Hudson18 Coinage - Kristin Bornholdt Collins19 The system of land division and assessment - Gareth Williams20 Medieval archaeology and architecture - P.J. Davey and A.C.C. JohnsonConclusion - Man's medieval legacy - Tim ThorntonVolume 3 AbbreviationsBibliography: editions of primary sources and earlier printed texts Bibliography: books and articles Index
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