Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Lordship of Ireland in the Middle Ages

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Lordship of Ireland in the Middle Ages

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James Lydon, The Lordship of Ireland in the Middle Ages, Four Courts History Classics (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003). 265 pp. ISBN 1-85182-737-4. euro65.00/£55.00 (hard covers); euro24.95/£24.95 (p/b). This version of Professor Lydon's book, first published in 1972, has been highly anticipated by students of the medieval lordship of Ireland. The overall shape of the book has remained the same, but a number of important changes and additions have been made to the original text. First, the new edition has the references, bibliography, and index that the 1972 version lacked. second, the text has been reworked. Much work published on the lordship of Ireland since 1972 has been taken into account, leading to some changes in the text. By and large, however, these changes are insertions or alterations to the original text, chapters retaining much of their original order and wording. …

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