9781851826186

Medieval Record Sources No. 4

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  • ISBN13:

    9781851826186

  • ISBN10:

    1851826181

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-05-01
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press

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Summary

The introduction of English institutions to Ireland after the arrival of the Normans, and the close administrative ties that existed between the two countries during the rest of the middle ages resulted in a wealth of archival sources on both sides of the Irish Sea. This book serves as a practical introduction to these sources, in both manuscript and printed form, from the 12th to the 15th centuries. The institutions, central and local, which produced the records are described and the records placed in their administrative context. Advice is given on the scope and limitations of the surviving sources, and special attention is paid to the existence of substitutes for the records destroyed in 1922 in the Four Courts fire. In addition to the records of central and local government, ecclesiastical records in Ireland and abroad are dealt with, as are the private records of major Anglo-Irish families. Information is provided on the existence of guides, lists and indexes which facilitate acce

Author Biography

Dr Philomena Connolly is an archivist in the National Archives, Dublin

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
6(1)
Acknowledgements 7(2)
Introduction 9(5)
Records of central and local government
14(24)
Chancery
14(4)
Exchequer
18(5)
Courts
23(3)
Council and parliament
26(3)
Local government
29(5)
English official records
34(4)
Ecclesiastical records
38(12)
Vatican archival material
39(1)
Valuations
40(1)
Diocesan records
41(3)
Records of parishes and chantries
44(1)
Monastic records
45(5)
Private records
50(3)
Substitute material
53(4)
Access to medieval records
57(5)
Intellectual access
57(2)
Physical access
59(3)
The interpretation of medieval records
62(9)
Conclusion 71

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