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Castles in Ireland: Feudal Power in a Gaelic World [Paperback]

Tom McNeill
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March 18, 2000 0415228530 978-0415228534 First Edition
The castles of Ireland are an essential part of the study of medieval Europe, but were, until recently, a subject neglected by scholars. A lord's power and prestige were displayed in the majesty and uniqueness of his castle. The remains of several thousand castles enable us to reconstruct life in Ireland during these crucial centuries.
Castles in Ireland tells the story of the nature and development of lordship and power in medieval Ireland. Ireland formed the setting to the interplay of the differing roles of competing lordship: English and Irish; feudal European and Gaelic; royal and baronial. Tom McNeill argues that the design of the castles contest the traditional view of Ireland as a land torn by war and divided culturally between the English and Irish.

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'Stimulating and readable. It sets out the particular nature of Irish castelology with clarity, and, in the process, explains the nature of medieval Irish Power bases and networks the book is handsomely produced. It will be the standard work for many years to come.' - Archaeological Journal

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; First Edition edition (March 18, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415228530
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415228534
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 6.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,133,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive book on the real castles of Ireland April 19, 2010
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Many books exist that are titled as being the castles of Ireland and in reality are coffee table books on the rebuilt banquet venues on scant castle remains or grand manor homes. While those have their place, this book remains on the subject and with complete authority on castles~ despite the opening disclosure of the author. McNeill has done his homework with prodigious diagrams throughout. Heartily and highly recommended by The Castle Lady !
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