New book: Ireland in the medieval world, AD400–1000
Aimed at the student and general reader, Ireland in the medieval world, AD400–1000, Landscape, kingship and religion is a study of Ireland’s people, landscape and place in the world from late antiquity to the reign of Brian Bórama.
Its author, Edel Bhreathnach, CEO of the Discovery Programme, narrates the story of Ireland’s emergence into history, using anthropological, archaeological, historical and literary evidence. Subjects covered include the king, the kingdom and the royal household; religion and customs; free and unfree classes in society; exiles and foreigners.
Published in paperback by Four Courts Press this week, the 316-page book has colour illustrations and is priced at €24.95.