IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1504: Violence, Conflict, and Negotiation in Medieval Ireland and Britain, III: Subversion, Intercultural Violence, and Ethnic Conflict

Thursday 7 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Organiser:Áine Foley, Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Seán Duffy, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 1504-aResistance and Subversion in Early Medieval Ireland
(Language: English)
Ronan Mulhaire, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Ronan Mulhaire, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1504-bRelations between the Uí Conchobair and the English in Connacht, 1249-1318
(Language: English)
Eoghan Keane, Department of History
Eoghan Keane, Department of History
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

The first paper examines early medieval Ireland and it will interrogate differing definitions and theories relating to ‘power’. It argues that resistance and subversion have an important role to play in the study of medieval Irish kingship. The second paper explores the relations between the English and the Irish of Connacht from 1249-1318, and proposes a new interpretation of the intercultural conflict that occurred in this little-examined part of the colony during this period. The final paper will examine various aspects of peasant identity and ethnic conflict experienced in Wales in the 14th and 15th centuries.