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Ó'Carragáin, Tomás, 1975–
Churches in early medieval Ireland : architecture, ritual, and memory / Tomás Ó'Carragáin.
Additional Title(s):
Architecture, ritual, and memory
New Haven [Conn.] : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 2010.
Physical Description:
xi, 392 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Reference Library
NA5484 .O29 2010 (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-377) and index.
Subject Terms:
Architecture and society -- Ireland.
Architecture, Medieval -- Ireland.
Church architecture -- Ireland.
Liturgy and architecture -- Ireland.

  • Introduction
  • Opus Scoticum : churches of timber, turf and wattle
  • Drystone churches and regional identity in Corcu Duibne
  • Relics and romanitas : mortared stone churches before 900
  • Pre-romanesque churches of mortared stone, 900-1130 : form, chronology, patronage
  • Architecture and memory
  • Architecture and ritual
  • Sacred cities and pastoral centres after 900
  • Architecture and politics : Dublin and Glendalough around 1100
  • Relics and recluses : double-vaulted churches around 1100
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix. Descriptive list of Irish pre-romanesque churches.