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A New History of IrelandVolume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534$
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Art Cosgrove

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199539703

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.001.0001

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The trembling sod

The trembling sod

Ireland in 1169

(p.1) Chapter I The trembling sod
A New History of Ireland


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This chapter discusses the following: disorder in early medieval Europe; tribal anarchy; kingship and authority; the high-kingship; the collapse of Meath; provincial partitions; the ‘feudalization’ of Irish society; Ulster and the North; the Irish Sea, Man, and the Isles; Meath; Leinster; Dublin; Munster; Connacht; northern conservatism; nostalgia and change in literature; dynastic marriage; and Henry II as agent of reform.

Keywords:   medieval Europe, tribal anarchy, kingship, authority, Meath, provincial partitions, feudalization, Irish society, northern conservatism, Henry II

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