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From midden to megalith? The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in western Britain

Vicki Cummings

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0024
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The transition from the Mesolithic to the Neolithic in Britain and Ireland remains one of the most debated and contested transitions of prehistory. Much more complex than a simple transition from ... More


The Practicalities of Communication between Northumbrian and Irish Churches, c.635–735

Fiona Edmonds

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the relation between Northumbrian and Irish churches during the period between 635 and 735. It suggests that the journeys of churchmen between Ireland and Northumbria were in ... More


The Anglo-Saxon Connection: Irish Metalwork, ad 400–800

Raghnall Ó Floinn

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter evaluates that evidence for the connection between Anglo-Saxon England and Ireland can be inferred from discovered Irish metalwork dated around 400 to 800 AD. It discusses the factors ... More


Stylistic Influences in Early Manx Sculpture

David M. Wilson

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the influences in the early sculpture in the Isle of Man, particularly the crosses that were previously described as Celtic. It suggests that the inscriptions in the Manx ... More


Draining the Irish Sea: The Colonial Politics of Water

Nick Groom

in Coastal Works: Cultures of the Atlantic Edge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795155
eISBN:
9780191836503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795155.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1722, an anonymous author published Thoughts of a Project for Draining the Irish Channel. This neglected work is a satire on both the South Sea Bubble and Anglo-Irish politics, capitalizing on the ... More


Crossings

Craig Bailey

in Irish London: Middle-Class Migration in the Global Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318818
eISBN:
9781846318009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318818.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter uses law students to examine the initial stages of community building. The analysis locates the Irish student in place and time by mapping out admissions to the London Inns of Court, ... More


Barrier or Unifying Feature? Defining the Nature of Early Medieval Water Transport in the North-West

Fiona Edmonds

in Waterways and Canal-Building in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198723134
eISBN:
9780191804205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198723134.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the Irish Sea that surrounds and divides north-western England, covering the area's coast and flowing through rivers that run down from the Pennine watershed. The Irish Sea is ... More


The Earlier Neolithic: A Craze for Monuments

Ronald Hutton

in Pagan Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300197716
eISBN:
9780300198584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197716.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Neolithic or Stone Age period is characterized by the erection of large structures or monuments upon the land. This chapter surveys what is presently known and thought about the kind of monuments ... More


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