IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1205: Social, Political, and Cultural Exchanges: Ireland, Britain, and the Wider World in the Later Middle Ages, III - Community and Status in the English Lordship of Ireland

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Organiser:Sparky Booker, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:David Ditchburn, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 1205-aWhy Were There No Peasant Revolts in Medieval Ireland?
(Language: English)
Brendan Smith, Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol
Index terms: Daily Life, Local History
Paper 1205-bDetermining Ethnicity: Inquisitions and Proto-Racial Thought in Late Medieval Ireland
(Language: English)
Sparky Booker, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Daily Life, Law

These papers investigate the differentiation of status within the English lordship of Ireland, discussing ethnic origins and gender, legal status and social rank. The first paper examines the reasons why medieval Ireland never experienced a peasant revolt. The final paper discusses inquisitions convened to determine ethnicity in the English colony and in other regions within the English polity and explores the emergence of proto-racial terminology in the colonial community.