The Making of medieval Derry


This new paperback edition of Ciarán J. Devlin’s The Making of Medieval Derry features an extensive range of indexes, prepared by Nollaig Ó Muraíle, that did not feature in the hardback edition. The two most important are of personal names and surnames, and of names of places and population-groups. In addition, there are a bibliographical index of authors and sources, and a general index. Running to a total of some 3,500 items, these indexes should greatly help the reader to understand the story told by Ciarán Devlin. It is a book that is a tale of saints and sinners, of churchmen and warlords, of scholars and craftsmen, of Derry itself as sacred city, as frontier citadel, as royal capital and episcopal see. The reader will ?nd here the record of a too-often forgotten past.

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British & Irish history; Social & cultural history; Local history; Ireland; Northern Ireland; ANF: H