Did Ireland exist in the twelfth century?

David N. Dumville

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Why is such an apparently frivolous question being asked? The simple answer is that it addresses an issue still current in historical and legal (and therefore political) writing about modern Ireland, and in particular about the entity known since the 1920s as ‘Northern Ireland'.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClerics, Kings and Vikings
Subtitle of host publicationEssays on medieval Ireland in honour of Donnchadh Ó Corráin
EditorsEmer Purcell, Paul MacCotter, Julianne Nyhan, John Sheehan
PublisherFour Courts Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781846822797
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015


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