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The period c. 1200-1600 was marked by the achievements and decline of the Anglo-Norman colony in Ireland, refashioning of Gaelic elite identity, Reformation, and reassertion of English control that led to Plantation projects, bringing new people and ideas to the island. This collection explores the complexities and predicaments of identity, and the cultural practices used to express and underpin them in this key period, ranging from the micro-scale and personal to the macro-scale emergence of ideas of national identity. Divided into two interrelated parts, ‘predicaments of identity’ and ‘negotiating cultural practices’, it presents and discusses people, their places and materials, from Anglo-Norman and Old English, Gaelic, New English and hybridised cultural backgrounds.The authors consider the extent to which there was a relational character to identities in Ireland, whereby senses of being were constructed through engagements with others, and how the power of the past, in both framing and providing stability for identity formulations, is explicit in the ways in which groups intentionally evoked their own histories and connections to place, to reaffirm and bolster identity and solidarity. Cultural practices could become naturalised through repetition and, as reflections of identity, they were formed, transformed or abandoned when necessary or expedient.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Dedication, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Editors’ preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xv
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  1. Note on conventions
  2. p. xvi
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  1. List of abbreviations
  2. pp. xvii-xix
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  1. List of contributors
  2. p. xx
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  1. 1. Constructing selves, constructing others: Becoming and belonging in Ireland
  2. Audrey Horning
  3. pp. 1-27
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  1. 2. Identity among the Mac Diarmada lords of Magh Luirg in the thirteenth century
  2. Thomas Finan
  3. pp. 28-44
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  1. 3. Milling of cereals in Gaelic and Anglo-Norman Ireland c.1200–1500: Technology and cultural choice
  2. Colin Rynne
  3. pp. 45-68
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  1. 4. Archaeologies of female monasticism in Ireland: Becoming and belonging c.1200–1600
  2. Tracy Collins
  3. pp. 69-87
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  1. 5. The Uí Fhlaithbheartaigh of Mag Seóla and Iarchonnacht: From inland kings to sea-lords
  2. Paul Naessens
  3. pp. 88-107
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  1. 6. Violence in later medieval Ireland: The osteoarchaeological evidence and its historical context
  2. Colm J. Donnelly and Eileen M. Murphy
  3. pp. 108-128
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  1. 7. Scottish, Irish or other? Negotiating identity in late medieval north Ulster
  2. Colin Breen
  3. pp. 129-147
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  1. 8. Crannóga in later medieval Ireland: Continuity and change
  2. Kieran O’Conor
  3. pp. 148-166
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  1. 9. Gaelic service kindreds and the landscape identity of lucht tighe
  2. Elizabeth FitzPatrick
  3. pp. 167-188
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  1. 10. Buildings, rural landscape and space in sixteenth-century Gaelic Ulster
  2. Mark Gardiner
  3. pp. 189-211
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  1. 11. Food, drink and society in sixteenth-century Ireland: Cultures of consumption
  2. Susan Flavin
  3. pp. 212-243
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  1. 12. Retreat from the borough: Castle and community in the early modern Nugent lordship
  2. Eve Campbell
  3. pp. 244-268
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  1. 13. All things to all men: Aodh Ó Néill and the construction of identity
  2. Paul Logue
  3. pp. 269-292
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  1. 14. ‘Their skill and practise therein far exceeding their wonted usage’: The Irish military revolution, 1593–1603
  2. James O’Neill
  3. pp. 293-312
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  1. 15. Fugitive identities: Selves, narratives and disregarded lives in early modern Ireland
  2. pp. 313-327
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  1. 16. Popular politics and the legitimacy of power in early modern Ireland
  2. Brendan Kane
  3. pp. 328-343
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  1. Glossary of Gaelic language terms used in the text
  2. pp. 344-346
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  1. Endnotes
  2. pp. 347-420
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781782052630
Related ISBN
9781782052609
MARC Record
OCLC
1029504463
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2018-03-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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