IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 315: Otherness: Vikings in the Celtic World

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:School of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore, University College Dublin
Organiser:Linda Doran, School of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore, University College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Dewi Evans, School of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore, University College Dublin
Paper 315-a7th-Century Otherness for a 10th-Century World: Anglo-Saxon Raiders in the Irish Life of Adamnán
(Language: English)
Melanie C. Maddox, Department of History, The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Celtic, Monasticism
Paper 315-bVikings in the Carlow Corridor
(Language: English)
Linda Doran, School of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore, University College Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Local History, Military History, Social History
Paper 315-cLegal Rights and Ethnic Tensions: A 12th-Century Irish Account of St Patrick and the Scandinavians of Dublin
(Language: English)
Nathan Millin, University College Dublin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Celtic, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The session will consider the Vikings in the Celtic world as the ‘other’. In the Irish annals they are gaill (other / foreigner) to the end of the medieval period. This depiction is at odds with the reality of their interaction with the local politics and economy. When the Normans arrive in Dublin the Norse elite are treated differently to the native Irish. We will examine how this otherness is displayed in the hagiography, archaeology, and the sources.