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Cemetery Settlements and Local Churches in Pre-Viking Ireland in Light of Comparisons with England and Wales

Tomás Ó Carragáin

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780197264508
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734120 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0015

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Cemetery Settlements and Local Churches in Pre-Viking Ireland in Light of Comparisons with England and Wales

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This chapter re-examines the evidence for local ecclesiastical and other burial sites in pre-Viking Ireland. It compares local churches and cemetery settlements in pre-Viking Ireland with those found in England and Wales. The chapter describes the density of the pre-Viking ecclesiastical sites in Ireland, church density and social structure in Anglo-Saxon England, and the local ecclesiastical sites in Cornwall and Wales.

Keywords: ecclesiastical sites; burial sites; pre-Viking Ireland; local churches; cemetery settlements; England; Wales; church density; social structure

Chapter.  13900 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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