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Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

James Graham-Campbell and Michael Ryan


Although there has been much recent interest in the interaction of England and Ireland in the Viking Age, the links between the Anglo-Saxons and the Irish in the period before 800 have been much less studied. This book provides an interdisciplinary assessment of these connections. The chapters range widely in their scope. Seven chapters look at issues of language and literature, legal traditions, and ecclesiastical history; a further ten consider the evidence of material culture, through art history and archaeology. This overview of the field of Anglo-Saxon/Irish relations will be of use to pe ... More

Keywords: Ireland, Viking Age, Anglo-Saxons, language, literature, legal traditions, ecclesiastical history, material culture, Irish, early medieval

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264508
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Graham-Campbell, editor
Emeritus Professor of Medieval Archaeology, University College London; Fellow of the British Academy

Michael Ryan, editor
Director, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

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Part I History, Law, Language and Literature

Part II Art History and Material Culture

Part III Addendum

End Matter