Title:Ireland Before the Vikings - The Gill History of Ireland 1
Here Dr Mac Niocaill describes the emergence in the fifth and sixth centuries of the dynasties in Ireland which were to become predominant at a later period. He follows this with an analysis of the basis of kingship and power in early Irish society, including a description of the social structure of early Ireland and its economic basis, together with the social modifications brought about by the introduction and spread of Christianity. He concludes by tracing the political changes of the mid-sixth to the end of the eighth century, and also looks at the interaction of secular and ecclesiastical politics. The Gill History of Ireland comprises eleven volumes which cover Ireish history from the fifth century to the1960s...
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