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Author Smith, Brendan, 1963-

Title Colonisation and conquest in medieval Ireland : the English in Louth, 1170-1330 / Brendan Smith.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  941.825 SMIT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 189 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 42.
Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 42.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-176) and index.
Contents 1. The Ua Cerbaill kingdom of Airgialla -- 2. The coming of the English -- 3. Irish responses -- 4. English and Irish -- 5. Authority and community -- 6. The bonds of colonial society -- 7. The English of Louth and the king's wars.
Summary This book examines the development of English colonial society in the eastern coastal area of Ireland now known as county Louth, in the period 1170-1330. At its heart is the story of two relationships: that between settler and native in Louth, and that between the settlers and England. The book asks why well-to-do members of local society in the west midlands of England were prepared to participate in the Irish adventure in the reigns of Henry II and his sons, and examines their experience in the wider setting of contemporary English colonial projects in Wales and Scotland.
Subject Normans -- Ireland -- Lough (County) -- History -- To 1500.
Louth (Ireland : County) -- History.
Ireland -- History -- English Conquest, 1166-1186.
Ireland -- History -- To 1603.
ISBN 0521573203 (hardback)
0521573203 No price