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Drawing on 28 unique essays, A better half to the Early center a while takes an inclusive method of the background of england and eire from c.500 to c.1100 to beat man made differences of recent nationwide barriers.

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Ireland has become the referent, and one by-product of this, namely the Gaelicization of the nomenclature of early Scottish history, has already been remarked. One might be forgiven for seeing here some reflection of the current political struggle for Scotland’s soul; and yet another example of the implication of these periods of origins in the definition of such “souls” (below). 17 Such historiographical reflexivity or reflection is far less apparent in early English history. 18 All of this has made clear how far similar concepts of national identity and evolutionism influenced this formative period of English historical writing.

Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History, 2, British Archaeological Reports, British series, 92 (Oxford, 1981), pp. 237–42; reprinted in K. Leyser, Communications and Power in Medieval Europe: The Carolingian and Ottonian Centuries, ed. T. Reuter (London, 1994), pp. 105–10. McCone, K. , Progress in Medieval Irish Studies (Maynooth, 1996). , History and Memory in the Carolingian World (Cambridge, 2004). , Celtic Ireland (Dublin, 1921, reissued Dublin, 1981, with contribution by D. Ó Corráin).

Bhreathnach, “Medieval Irish history,” p. 261; Etchingham, “Early medieval Irish history,” p. 124; Johnston, “Early Irish history,” p. 342; Ó Corráin in MacNeill, Celtic Ireland (1981). Binchy, “Irish history and Irish law: II,” p. 32. , Binchy, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Kingship and “Irish history and Irish law: I and II”; Byrne, Irish Kings and High-kings. Ó Corráin, “Nationality and kingship”; see also, Etchingham, “Early medieval Irish history,” discussing the work of James Carney and others. ” Orpen, Ireland under the Normans.

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