The Archaeology of Medieval Rural Settlement in Ireland

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Royal Irish Academy, 1998 - History - 144 pages
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This monograph begins by examining the history of medieval rural settlement studies in Ireland, and then moves on to consider the subject-matter thematically. The themes considered include the role of castles as country houses and manorial centres, the nature of English peasant settlement in Anglo-Norman manors and the nature of Gaelic settlement in other areas. Strategies for tackling the various questions identified are also considered in detail.

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The history of medieval rural settlement studies in Ireland
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country houses and manorial centres
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English peasant settlement on AngloNorman manors
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