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The Origins Of The Irish

Author: J. P. Mallory
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500771405
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An essential new history of ancient Ireland and the Irish, written as an engrossing detective story About eighty million people today can trace their descent back to the occupants of Ireland. But where did the occupants of the island themselves come from and what do we even mean by “Irish” in the first place? This is the first major attempt to deal with the core issues of how the Irish came into being. J. P. Mallory emphasizes that the Irish did not have a single origin, but are a product of multiple influences that can only be tracked by employing the disciplines of archaeology, genetics, geology, linguistics, and mythology. Beginning with the collision that fused the two halves of Ireland together, the book traces Ireland’s long journey through space and time to become an island. The origins of its first farmers and their monumental impact on the island is followed by an exploration of how metallurgists in copper, bronze, and iron brought Ireland into increasingly wider orbits of European culture. Assessments of traditional explanations of Irish origins are combined with the very latest genetic research into the biological origins of the Irish.

Training And Practice For Modern Day Archaeologists

Author: John H. Jameson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461455294
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In recent years, an important and encouraging development in the practice of archaeology and historical preservation has been the markedly increased number of collaborations among archaeologists, educators, preservation planners, and government managers to explore new approaches to archaeological and heritage education and training to accommodate globalization and the realities of the 21st century worldwide. But what is the collective experience of archaeologists and cultural heritage specialists in these arenas? Should we be encouraged, or discouraged, by national and international trends? In an attempt to answer these questions, this volume examines and gives representational examples of the respective approaches and roles of government, universities, and the private sector in meeting the educational/training needs and challenges of practicing archaeologists today.

Cremation And The Archaeology Of Death

Author: Jessica Cerezo-Román
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198798113
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This collection brings together leading experts and new voices in the study of death in the human past. The book explores the rich range of archaeological evidence shedding light on the use of cremation from prehistory to the present day.

Medieval Lough C

Author: Thomas Finan (Ph. D.)
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
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The role of Lough Ce and its relationship to the various lordships of north Roscommon in the later Middle Ages is examined in this collection of essays. Lough Ce was a vital geographic feature in relation to the MacDermot and O'Conor dynasties of the 13th and 14th century, and was the scene of a number of military incursions on the part of English lordships in the mid-13th century. Yet, this lake, and the history and archaeology of the region surrounding the lake, has rarely been examined as a landscape feature in, and of, itself.

Narrative Of The Anabaptist Madness 2 Vols

Author: Hermann von von Kerssenbrock
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047421159
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This is the only accurate translation of the main historical source for the Anabaptist kingdom of Münster (1534-35). The author’s conceptions have had a profound influence on later interpretation of one of the most unusual events of the German Reformation.

Handbook For British And Irish Archaeology

Author: Cherry Lavell
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How do states distinguish friends from enemies, partners from competitors, and communities from outsiders? Community Under Anarchy shows how the development of common social identities among political elites can lead to deeper, more cohesive forms of cooperation than what has been previously envisioned by traditional theories of international relations. Drawing from recent advances in social theory and constructivist approaches, Bruce Cronin demonstrates how these cohesive structures evolve from a series of discrete events and processes that help to diminish the conceptual boundaries dividing societies. Community Under Anarchy supports this thesis through a new and original interpretation of the Concert of Europe, the Holy Alliance, and the political integration of Italy and Germany. In the wake of the upheavals created by the French Revolution and the revolutions of 1848, political elites helped to validate new forms of governance by creating transnational reference groups from which they could draw legitimacy. As a result, European states were able to overcome the polarizing effects of anarchy and create a concert system, a common security association, and two amalgamated security communities. The empirical cases demonstrate how socially derived identities can shape state preferences and create new roles for state leaders.

The Munster Plantation

Author: Michael MacCarthy Morrogh
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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This book is the first detailed study of the English settlements in southwest Ireland. The author argues that the migration was, rather than a "colonial" process, a natural movement from southwest England to a pleasant neighboring region. He concentrates on the Munster plantation: the nature of the land confiscation in the 1580s, the settlers involved, the number of families established, and the ways in which the English both modified the province and were changed by its local conditions.