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Ireland, England and the Continent in the Middle Ages and Beyond

of a Turbulent Friar, F X. Martin, OSA

This is a collection of original essays on topics from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries. The subjects include the history of medieval Dublin, the medieval Irish Church, Ireland in French Arthurian romances, English law in Ireland, urban institutions in medieval Europe, medieval Irish and Continental scholarship, a previously unknown royal portrait, an Irish archbishop’s controversy with the friars, humanism in fourteenth-century Florence, the Reformation in England and Hungary, the Counter-Reformation in France, Spain and Ireland, piety in nineteenth-century England and Ireland, and the historiography of the 1916 Easter Rising. The authors are a distinguished group of scholars based in Ireland, England, Austria, Germany and the United States, who were pupils, colleagues and friends of F. X. Martin, who was Professor of Chair of Medieval History from 1962 until his retirement in 1988. The range of the resulting volume does justice to that of F. X. Martin’s own interests and to the importance of his contributions to historical scholarship.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Michael Richter, Aes Dana Patrick F. Wallace, The Bigger Picture - Reconstructing Hiberno-Norse Dublin Adrian Empey, The Origins of the Medieval Parish Revisited John Bradley, A Tale of Three Cities - Bristol, Chester, Dublin and ’the Coming of the Normans’ Marie Therese Flanagan, Devotional Images and their Uses in the Twelfth-century Irish Church - The Crucifix of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Dublin, and Archbishop John Cumin Evelyn Mullally, The Irish Topography of Two Arthurian Romances - Durmart le Galois and Les Merveilles de Rigomer Jeremiah Hackett, Mirrors of Princes, Errors of Philosophers - Roger Bacon and Giles of Rome (Aegidius Romanus) on the Education of the Government (the Prince) Paul Brand, English Royal Justices in the Lordship of Ireland c. 1300 paul brand Street Life in Medieval Dublin Michael Haren, Diocesan Dimensions of a Die-hard Dispute - Richard FitzRalph and the Friars in Evolving Perspective, T.P. Dolan, Richard FitzRalph’s Defensio Curatorum in Transmission J. R. S. Phillips, The Face of Monarchy - An Unknown Portrait of Charles V, King of France (1364-80) Peter Gallagher, Luigi Marsili, the Florentine Humanist, and the Influence of Francesco Petrarca Anngret Simms, Interlocking Spaces - The Relative Location of Medieval Parish Churches, Churchyards, Marketplaces and Town Halls Kevin Down, The Parish Clergy in the Archdeaconry of Worcester on the Eve of the Reformation - An Introduction . Joseph Bergin, Regulars as Bishops - The French Church from the Concordat of Bologna (1516) to the Revolution Katherine Walsh, A Habsburg who received a Dedication from Martin Luther - The Reformation Sympathies of Maria, Queen of Hungary and Archduchess of Austria Declan M. Downey, A Castilian-Regalist Cradling - Spanish-Habsburg Formation of the Early Irish Counter-Reformation Dermot Fenlon Newman, Ireland and the Oxford Movement - Edward Caswall’s Diary Michael Laffan, The Decade of the Rising - F. X. Martin on 1916 Clare O’Reilly, Appendix The Writings of F. X. Martin, O.S.A., 1947-2001 Index.

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