IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1010: Power and Authority in Medieval Connacht (Ireland)

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for Human Settlement & Historical Change, National University of Ireland, Galway
Organiser:Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha, School of Irish, National University of Ireland, Galway
Moderator/Chair:Máire Herbert, Department of Early & Medieval Irish, University College Cork
Paper 1010-aCreating and Appropriating Kingdoms and Kingship in Pre-Norman Connacht
(Language: English)
Anne Connon, Centre for the Study of Human Settlement & Historical Change, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Geography and Settlement Studies, Language and Literature - Celtic, Onomastics
Paper 1010-bEcclesiastical Monuments at Political Centres in Medieval Connacht
(Language: English)
Catherine Swift, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1010-cPowerful Literature: Inventing Medieval Connacht
(Language: English)
Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha, School of Irish, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Literacy and Orality, Mentalities
Abstract

This session will discuss issues of power and authority in the province of Connacht in medieval times, treatiing Connacht as a literary, cultural, political and geographical unit, and approaching it from historical, archaeological and literary perspectives.