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The Geraldines and medieval Ireland : the making of a myth / Peter Crooks & Seán Duffy, editors.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press Ltd, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
445 pages : illustrations, maps, plans, genealogical charts ; 24 cm.
Series:
Trinity medieval Ireland series ; 1
Summary note:
From the earliest moments of their involvement in Ireland, the Geraldines (or FitzGeralds), the greatest of the Anglo-Norman dynasties established in Ireland after 1169, became shrouded in myths, often of their own creation. This fund of mythology was later appropriated for political and polemical uses by writers across the post-medieval centuries up to the early decades of the Irish Free State. This book, the proceedings of the inaugural Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium, examines the 'myth' of the Geraldines in two senses: the literary and historical evidence from the Middle Ages and its reception from the 16th century onwards; and the myths and misconceptions that have encrusted around aspects of Geraldine history in historical scholarship.
Notes:
"The chapters collected here arise from the inaugural Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium (TMIS), the first in a biennial series that was launched on 13 September 2013 by the Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Dr. Patrick Prendergast ..." ; "to mark the 500th anniversary of the Great Earl's death in September 1513"--page 18 ; back book cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ISBN:
  • 9781846825712 ((hbk.))
  • 1846825717 ((hbk.))
OCLC:
959365178
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