FMRSI is delighted to announce the publication of Edel Bhreathnach’s Ireland in the medieval world, AD400–1000: Landscape, kingship and religion by Four Courts Press.
The book covers Ireland’s people and landscape from late antiquity until the reign of Brian Boru. “It narrates the story of Ireland’s emergence into history, using anthropological, archaeological, historical and literary evidence. Subjects covered include the king, the kingdom and the royal household; religion and customs; free and unfree classes in society; exiles and foreigners. The rural, urban, ecclesiastical, ceremonial and mythological landscapes of early medieval Ireland anchor the history of early Irish society in the rich tapestry of archaeological sites, monuments and place-names that have survived to the present. A historiography of medieval Irish studies presents the commentaries of a variety of scholars from the 17th-century Franciscan Mícheál Ó Cléirigh to Eoin Mac Neill, the founding father of modern scholarship.” (Four Courts Press)