The Irish Ringfort by Matthew Stout

The Irish Ringfort by Matthew Stout

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This book examines all aspects of Irish ringforts - their shape and size, their date and function - with special attention to national distribution patterns. Reference to contemporary written sources brings to the fore the people who dwelt within ringforts and their relationships with neighbouring farmsteads and religious communities. This study focuses on the lives and material remains of people who are often neglected in historical studies - men and women who were not the saints of official history. The Irish Ringfort is the first book to avail itself of the new all-Ireland database of ringforts compiled by the archaeological surveys of the Office of Public Works and the Heritage Service (DOE NI). Nationwide patterns are illustrated through a re-examination of earlier studies. What emerges is a consistent pattern of settlement that illuminates aspects of early Christian society, especially the relationship between individuals of varying status and the settlement determinants of both secular and ecclesiastical establishments.

Style: Paperback

Pages: 143

Dimensions: H  232mm X  W 154mm X  D  10mm