Chronicles and Annals of Mediaeval Ireland and Wales

Chronicles and Annals of Mediaeval Ireland and Wales

Kathryn Grabowski, David N. Dumville

Hardback
$99.00

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

The backbone of historical accounts of Ireland, Scotland and Wales to the twelfth century is provided by annalistic texts which are related to one another in varying ways. This volume seeks to provide a series of models for the investigation of these Celtic annalistic texts.
Kathryn Grabowski carries out a complete text-historical analysis of these southern Irish annals for the years 431-1092, establishing their relationships to the other annal-collections, separating the several strata of which they are composed, and judging the relative historical value of these sources. David Dumville studies the major source, the "Clonmacnoise Chronicle", to determine an outline-history of the sources and subsequent development of this chronicle. Text-historical study of this kind allows interrelationships to be charted with precision, and the historical value of the texts to be estimated with a greater degree of confidence.

Details

September 1984
5 black and white illustrations
252 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Studies in Celtic History
ISBN: 9780851151670
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010
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