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A New History of IrelandVolume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534$
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Art Cosgrove

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199539703

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.001.0001

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Gaelic society and economy

Gaelic society and economy

(p.397) Chapter XIV Gaelic society and economy
A New History of Ireland

Kenneth Nicholls

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the following: Ireland in European eyes: the problems of evidence; settlement patterns; forts, tower-houses, and castles; land units; population; land utilization and agricultural methods; cattle and society: transhumance and war; sheep and horses; hunting and fishing; industry, trade, and craftsmen; merchants; the gaelicized lordships; tanistry and primogeniture; fiscal systems; law and arbitration; land tenure; church lands and tithes; and religious houses.

Keywords:   settlement, forts, tower-houses, castles, land units, population, land use, agricultural methods, transhumance, war

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