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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

New book: Space and Settlement in Medieval Ireland

256-page illustrated hardback
Space and Settlement in Medieval Ireland has been published by Four Courts Press.

Edited by Terry Barry, professor of medieval history at Trinity College Dublin, and Vicky McAlister, who lectures in Southeast Missouri State University, the 256-page hardback contains a selection of some of the most inspirational papers presented at the first three Space and Settlement conferences held annually in Trinity College Dublin.

The contents include papers on Medieval rural settlement; Viking Waterford; Leinster ringworks; Viking Age hoards: trade and exchange; Mapping urban space and settlement; Castlemore deserted medieval village; Reconstructing battlefield landscapes; The tower houses of County Down, stylistic similarity, functional difference; Decline of tower houses; and Deer parks.

Each contribution represents the ‘new frontier’ of research in this growing field of academic endeavour, which broadly embraces the disciplines
of history, geography and archaeology.

The illustrated book is available via Four Courts Press and other book retailers.
ISBN: 978-1-84682-500-2. Catalogue Price: €55.00.

(The 7th annual Space and Settlement conference will be held in late May 2016. Details.)