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Published:
December 2005
ISBN:
1851829547
Price:
50/50/$65 hbk

The kingship and landscape of Tara

EDEL BHREATHNACH, editor

This volume is the culmination of an inter-disciplinary project undertaken as part of the Discovery Programme involving archaeologists, historians, linguists and place-name experts. It includes prosopographies of the kings and queens of Tara from mythology to the eighth century; a re-assessment of the nature of the kingship of Tara; legal aspects of the kingship of Tara; the origin and extent of the place name Temair; Tara and the supernatural; the archaeology and topography of the kingdom of Brega; editions of two of the earliest texts relating to the kingship of Tara.

Contributors: Edel Bhreathnach (UCD), Paul Byrne (Dept. of Finance, Dublin), John Carey (UCC), Thomas Charles-Edwards (Oxford), Anne Connon (Discovery Programme), Charles Doherty (UCD), Dónall Mac Giolla Easpaig (Dept. of Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs), Ailbhe Mac Shamhráin (NUIM), Kevin Murray (UCC), Conor Newman (NUIG), Nollaig Ó Muraíle (NUIG).

558pp ills large format December 2005