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Crisis and survival in late medieval Ireland : the English of Louth and their neighbours, 1330-1450, Brendan Smith

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Crisis and survival in late medieval Ireland : the English of Louth and their neighbours, 1330-1450
Title
Crisis and survival in late medieval Ireland
Title remainder
the English of Louth and their neighbours, 1330-1450
Statement of responsibility
Brendan Smith
Title variation
English of Louth and their neighbours, 1330-1450
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Medieval Ireland is associated in the public imagination with the ruined castles and monasteries that remain prominent in the Irish landscape. Crisis and Survival in Late Medieval Ireland: The English of Louth and their Neighbours, 1330-1450 examines how the society that produced these monuments developed over the course of a turbulent century, focussing particularly on county Louth, situated on the coast north of Dublin and adjacent to the earldom of Ulster. Louth was one of the areas that had been most densely colonised by English settlers in the decades around 1200, and ties with England and loyalty to the English crown remained strong. Its settlers found it possible to maintain close economic and political ties with England in part because of their proximity to the significant trading port of Drogheda, and the residence among them of the archbishop of Armagh, primate of Ireland, also extended their international horizons and contacts. In this volume, Brendan Smith explores the ways in which the English settlers in Louth maintained their English identity in the face of plague and warfare. The Black Death of 1348-9, and recurrent visitations of plague thereafter, reduced their numbers significantly and encouraged the Irish lordships on their borders to challenge their local supremacy. How to counter the threat from the MacMahons, O'Neills, and others, absorbed their energies and resources. It not only involved mounting armed campaigns, taking hostages, and building defences; it also meant intermarrying with these families and entering into numerous solemn, if short-lived, treaties with them. Smith draws on original source material, to present a picture of the English settlers in Louth, and to show how living in the borderlands of the English world coloured every aspect of settler life -- Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Brendan
Dewey number
941.8/25
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA990.L89
LC item number
S655 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louth (Ireland : County)
  • Ireland
  • English
Label
Crisis and survival in late medieval Ireland : the English of Louth and their neighbours, 1330-1450, Brendan Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-242) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Crisis and survival. False dawn 1330-1369 -- Friends like these: William Windsor and Edmund Mortimer, 1369-1381 -- Richard II and his legacy, 1382-1405 -- 'The poor commons', 1405-1450 -- Settler society. The church -- The towns -- The marches -- Conclusion
Control code
856432925
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780199594757
Lccn
2012277739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)856432925
Label
Crisis and survival in late medieval Ireland : the English of Louth and their neighbours, 1330-1450, Brendan Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Crisis and survival. False dawn 1330-1369 -- Friends like these: William Windsor and Edmund Mortimer, 1369-1381 -- Richard II and his legacy, 1382-1405 -- 'The poor commons', 1405-1450 -- Settler society. The church -- The towns -- The marches -- Conclusion
Control code
856432925
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780199594757
Lccn
2012277739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)856432925

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