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Studies in Celtic History, #22: Royal Inauguration in Gaelic Ireland C.1100-1600: A Cultural Landscape Study

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This investigation considers the places on the Irish landscape where open-air Gaelic royal inauguration assemblies were held in the period c. 1100-1600. Specially designated inauguration sites played an important role in the political life of Gaelic lordships in later medieval Ireland. Gaelic ruling families often appropriated prehistoric ritual landscapes for their royal assemblies in order to attach the pedigree of a royal candidate to an illustrious past; such sites might be an alleged burial place of an eponymous ancestor or a legendary heroic figure, or an ancient landscape associated with renowned events. This study of their physical appearance, place-names, and geographical and historical contexts ranges over all the archaeological sites identified as inauguration places - enclosures, sepulchral mounds, natural places, ringforts and churches, and associated inauguration furniture in the form of leaca and stone thrones, basin stones and sacred trees. Irish royal assembly places and practices are viewed in relation to sites elsewhere in Britain and greater Europe, and the circumstances that brought about the ending of the Gaelic practice of inauguration are also considered. ELIZABETH FitzPATRICK is Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843830900
Author:
Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Boydell Press
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk, U.K.
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Historic sites
Subject:
Celts
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Studies in Celtic history,
Series Volume:
no. 222
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.38x6.50x1.01 in. 1.73 lbs.

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