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Wexford Castles

Author : Billy Colfer
ISBN : 1859184936
Genre : History
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"Billy Colfer's Wexford Castles expands the Irish Landscapes series by taking a thematic approach, while still staying loyal to the central landscape focus. Rather than adapting a narrowly architectural approach, he situates these buildings in a superbly reconstructed historical, social, and cultural milieu. County Wexford has three strikingly different regions - the Anglo-Norman south, the hybridised middle and the Gaelic north - which render it a remarkable version in parvo of the wider island. Colfer's wide-angle lens takes in so much than the castles themselves, as he ranges widely and deeply in reading these striking buildings as texts, revealing the cultural assumptions and historical circumstances which shaped them. In this most cosmopolitan of counties, we range far and wide in search of the wide-spreading roots of its cultural landscape - from the Crusades and the Mani peninsula in Greece to the Bristol Channel, from Crac des Chevaliers to Westminster, from the Viking north and the cold Atlantic to the warm Mediterranean south. The book breaks new ground in exploring the long-run cultural shadow cast by the Anglo-Normans and their castles, as this appears in the Gothic Revival, in the poetry of Yeats and in the surprisingly profuse crop of Wexford historians and writers. While most books on a single architectural form can end up visually monotonous, creativity has been lavished on this volume in terms of keeping the images varied, fresh and constantly appealing. The result is a sympathetic and innovative treatment of the castles, understood not just as a mere architectural form, but as keys to unlocking the mentalitae of those who lived in them. Wexford Castles: landscape, context and settlement is a worthy conclusion of Billy's Colfer's superb trilogy of landscape studies."--Publisher's website.

Notes And Gleanings Relating To The County Of Wexford

Author : Martin Doyle
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Wexford

Author : Billy Colfer
ISBN : IND:30000110572348
Genre : History
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The book details the origins and growth of Wexford town since its establishment by the Vikings in the early tenth century. The influence of the broader environment on the foundation, expansion and economic development of the town is also examined. Periods covered include the Anglo-Norman, the Cromwellian settlement and eighteenth-century expansion. Detailed sections will include medieval churches, town wall and castle, the 1798 Rebellion and nineteenth-century church expansion. As a maritime town, shipping and trade for the different periods will also be examined. The growth of the town down to the present time will be analyzed by using a series of maps and aerial photographs. Wexford town has a long and rich history, a varied archival record, and a powerful personality embedded in its tight streets. The landscape layers that underpin the town are painstakingly built up, period by period, component by component. The focus of this volume is different from a conventional history because the concentration is on helping the reader to understand how the landscape of the town is evolving. To achieve this understanding in this most cosmopolitan of towns, the book ranges far and wide--from the Viking north to the Mediterranean south, from privateers to navy commodores, from croppies to entrepreneurs. The history of the town leaps into vivid life through four hundred illustrations, including fifty new maps, historic prints, photographs and paintings. The result is a comprehensive treatment of the evolution of Wexford town, understood not just as an abstract pattern of bricks and mortar, but as a real place where people lived and loved, shopped and traded, fell and rose, all the time creating through their accumulated efforts a rich communal fabric. Wexford town has its own distinctive setting on its shallow harbor, its own way of doing things, its own accent, its own inheritance of streets, buildings and spaces. Together, they create the town, whose story is so evocatively recorded here.

Calendar Of The State Papers Relating To Ireland Of The Reign Of James I 1611 1614

Author : Great Britain. Public Record Office
ISBN : IOWA:31858020274845
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Calendar Of Inquisitions Post Mortem Edward Ii

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Medieval Castles Of Ireland

Author : P. David Sweetman
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This book traces the development of the Irish medieval castle from 1169 onwards, drawing on the research and records of the Archaeological Survey.

Castles In Ireland

Author : T.E. McNeill
ISBN : 9781134708864
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The castles of Ireland are an essential part of the story of medieval Europe, but were, until recently, a subject neglected by scholars. A lord's power and prestige was displayed in the majesty and uniqueness of his castle. The remains of several thousand castles enable us to reconstruct life in Ireland during these crucial centuries. Castles in Ireland tells the story of the nature and development of lordship and power in medieval Ireland. Ireland formed the setting to the interplay of the differing roles of competing lordships: English and Irish; feudal European and Gaelic; royal and baronial. Tom McNeill argues that the design of the castles contests the traditional view of Ireland as a land torn by war and divided culturally between the English and Irish.

Philips Handy Atlas Of The Counties Of Ireland With Consulting Index

Author : John Bartholomew
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Castles Town Defences And Artillery Fortifications In Britain

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History Of The Town And County Of Wexford

Author : Philip Herbert Hore
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Calendar Of The State Papers Relating To Ireland Of The Reigns Of Henry Viii Edward Vi Mary And Elizabeth The Reign Of Elizabeth 1574 1601

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Thom S Irish Almanac And Official Directory Of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Ireland

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Accounts And Papers Of The House Of Commons

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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A Genealogical And Heraldic Dictionary Of The Landed Gentry Of Great Britain And Ireland

Author : John Burke
ISBN : BL:A0024401147
Genre : Gentry
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A Genealogical And Heraldic History Of The Landed Gentry Of Great Britain Ireland

Author : Bernard Burke
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Thom S Directory Of Ireland

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The Early Norman Castles Of The British Isles

Author : Ella S. Armitage
ISBN : WISC:89056270655
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Burke S Genealogical And Heraldic History Of The Landed Gentry

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Local Ireland Almanac And Yearbook Of Facts

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A Topographical Dictionary Of Ireland With Engravings With An Appendix Describing The Electoral Boundaries Of The Several Boroughs As Defined By The Act Of The 2d 3d Of William Iv

Author : Samuel Lewis
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