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Title Irish kings and high-kings / Francis John Byrne.
Author Byrne, F. J. (Francis John), 1934-
Publication Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, 2001.
Edition Second edition.
Description xlvii, 341 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Call # 941.5 B
Series Four Courts history classics
Four Courts history classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-316) and index.
Summary "Irish Kings and High-Kings is an analysis of the nature of early Irish kingship. Using annalistic and genealogical material to interpret Irish saga and legend Professor Byrne examines the unique blend of pagan tribalism and Christian monasticism which characterizes the political landscape of early Ireland, exploring the nature of the traditional Five Fifths of Ireland, the mythology of Tara, and the growth of the high-kingship of Ireland. Numerous maps and genealogical tables illustrate the development of the great over-kingships of Ulster, Leinster, Connacht, and Cashel. The confrontation of St. Patrick with the Irish kings, the relations between St. Colum Cille and his royal cousins, and the ecclesiastical politics of Armagh, Kildare and Clonmacnoise are described and analysed."--Jacket.
Note committed to retain 20160630 20310630 EAST{This title retained by Wesleyan University Library on behalf of the Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST) print archive} CtW
Subject To 1500
Kings and rulers. (OCoLC)fst00987694
Monarchy. (OCoLC)fst01025055
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Ireland -- Kings and rulers.
Monarchy -- Ireland -- History -- To 1500.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- To 1172.
Ireland. (OCoLC)fst01205427
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 1851821961

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