Glendalough : city of God / Charles Doherty, Linda Doran & Mary Kelly, editors.

Dublin, Ireland ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press for the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, c2011.
xxx, 383 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (1 col.), plans ; 26 cm.


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This work explores the monastic site at Glendalough in its entirity, its archaeology, history, liturgy and intellectual concerns, and provides a clear picture of the highly developed society which grew there.
Based on presentations at a seminar of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, May 24, 2008; Lectures for the curious series at Glendalough Visitor Centre, and lectures at International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England, 2007.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-359) and index.
Finding the city of God in the Lives of St Kevin: Glendalough and the history of the Irish celestial civitas / Melanie C. Maddox -- The organization and function of an early Irish church settlement: what was Glendalough? / Colmán Etchingham -- Space organization in early Irish monasteries: the platea / Jean-Michel Picard -- Recluses, relics and corpses: interpreting St Kevin's House / Tomás Ó Carragáin -- The 'Market Cross' at Glendalough / Raghnall Ó Floinn -- Medieval burial and pilgrimage within the landscape of Glendalough: the evidence of the crosses and cross-slabs / Lorcan Harney -- The Lives of Kevin (Caoimhghin) of Glendalough / Pádraig Ó Riain -- Vita Sancti Cóemgeni: an edition of the earliest manuscript version / Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel -- Monster and monastery: St Kevin's Lives and the expansion of Glendalough / Brian Lacey -- Glendalough: where beauty, history and spirituality walk hand in hand / Martina Pozdechova -- A Glendalough bishop in Germany? : The Four Masters and the three Gilla na Náems / Diarmuid Ó Riain -- Uí Máil and Glendalough / Ailbhe MacShamhráin -- The Viking impact on Glendalough / Colmán Etchingham -- The study and use of numbers in early Irish monasteries / Daniel P. Mc Carthy -- Glendalough: liturgy and music / Sara G. Casey -- Was Sulien at Glendalough? / Charles Doherty -- Architectural sculpture at Glendalough / Rachel Moss -- Little-known drawings of Glendalough, c.1777-1850 / Peter Harbison -- From 'city of God' to a blueprint for the future: Glendalough in the nineteenth century / Máirín Ní Cheallaigh -- Glendalough: the RSAI's contribution to its preservation, examination and illustration /Aideen M. Ireland.
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