The Early Medieval Archaeology Project (EMAP) is funded by the Heritage Council INSTAR 2008 grant scheme and involves collaboration between various partners (e.g. UCD, QUB, CRDS, ACS, MGL) as well as a wider international expert group.
This EMAP research programme is, amongst other things, currently engaged in re-viewing the current EMAP database, examining data in early medieval excavations in Ireland, 1930-2004 and is also preparing a series of publications – principally a major report. An important part of this EMAP’s research is the creation, for the first time, of an online searchable bibliography of all early medieval archaeological books and papers published since the nineteenth century. Obviously, the scale of this task (reviewing data on all books, book articles, journals, monographs etc.) is vast, but is by no means insurmountable. The bibliographical database program ENDNOTE is being currently used to compile and organize this bibliographic data. At this moment, the database contains 4,200 references and it is thought that this figure could rise to between 6-7,000 references by the end of 2008.
Ultimately, the EMAP bibliography will be available online on a dedicated EMAP website to download or to search online. Keywords are being constructed to allow the user to search for essential information about the character of the archaeology, its date, location and category as well as other particular relevant information. The scale of the task means that detailed attention needs to be applied periodically to maintain clean and consistent data within the bibliographic library. However, all going well, it is expected that this resource will be available on an online searchable format by early-mid 2009. The draft bibliography – downloaded from ENDNOTE and prepared in sections as a Microsoft Word file below is the first provisional results of this review which has been ongoing since May 2008 – essentially 1.5 month’s work by EMAP.
This bibliography will form one part of EMAP’s ongoing role in disseminating and communicating early medieval archaeological information to archaeologists and the wider general public alike – and to facilitate research by all parties in this key period of Ireland’s past. For the moment, we encourage you to take this bibliography and use it as you will – hopefully future iterations can be made even more useful and researcher friendly.
The EMAP bibliographical review is by no means complete. If your – or other - papers are not included here, it is simply because we have not go to the relevant journal or publication yet (and please do send us information on them) and it is very likely that some references currently contained within it may be removed, edited or changed by the end of the project. A whole range of national and local journals still remain to be examined as do articles from edited books and recent unexamined publications. EMAP welcomes opinions about the bibliography, not least comments about our omissions and errors.
Interested readers can contact the project and send suggestions for other books and papers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Agriculture: Some evidence for Crop husbandry, Animal husbandry and Fishing 182
Trade and Exchange 193
Early Medieval Coinage and Bullion 197
Early Medieval Travel: Some evidence for trackways, routeways, bridges, pilgrim roads and material-culture 202
Aalen, F. H. A., K. Whelan & M. Stout 1997. Atlas of the Irish rural landscape, Cork: Cork University Press.
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Allen, J. R. 1912. Celtic art in pagan and Christian times London: Methuen Press.
Anderson, J. 1881. Scotland in early Christian times, Edinburgh.
Atkinson, J. A., I. Banks & J. O'Sullivan (eds.), 1996. Nationalism and archaeology, Galway: Cruithne Press.
Barry, T. B. 1988. The archaeology of medieval Ireland London: Routledge.
–––– 2000. The history of settlement in Ireland London: Routledge, 296.
Bieler, L. 1963. Ireland: harbinger of the Middle Ages, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bitel, L., M. 1996. Land of Women: Tales of Sex and Gender from Early Ireland New York: Cornell University Press.
Blair, J. & C. Pyrah (eds.), 1996. Church archaeology: research directions for the future, London.
Blair, J. & R. Sharpe (eds.), 1992. Pastoral care before the parish Leicester: Leicester University Press.
Bourke, C. 1995. From the isles of the north: early medieval art in Ireland and Britain : proceedings of the Third International Conference on Insular Art held in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, 7-11 April 1994, in Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Insular Art held in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, 7-11 April, ed. C. Bourke Belfast: xHMSO, 280.
Bracken, D. & D. Ó Riain-Raedel 2006. Ireland And Europe In The Twelfth Century; Reform And Renewal, Dublin: Four Courts Press.
Bradley, J. (ed.) 1984. Viking Dublin exposed: the Wood Quay saga Dublin: O'Brien Press.
–––– (ed.) 1988. Settlement and society in medieval Ireland: studies presented to Francis Xavier Martin, Kilkenny: Boethus.
Brash, R. R. 1875. The ecclesiastical architecture of Ireland, to the close of the twelfth century: accompanied by interesting historical and antiquarian notices of numerous ancient remains of that period Dublin: W. B. Kelly.
–––– 1879. The Ogam inscribed monuments of the Gaedhil in the British island / with a dissertation on the Ogam character, etc. Illustrated with fifty photo-lithographic plates, by the late Richard Rolt Brash... Ed. by George M. Atkinson., London: G. Bell and sons.
Brothwell, D. & P. Brothwell 1998. Food in Antiquity: a Survey of the Diet of Early Peoples Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Byrne, F. J. 1973. Irish kings and high-kings, London: Batsford.
–––– 1979. A Thousand years of Irish script: Catalogue of an exhibition of Irish manuscripts in Oxford Libraries, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Campbell, E. 2003. The Archaeology of the Early Medieval Celtic Churches. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 25(2), 179–81.
–––– 2007. Continental and Mediterranean Imports to Atlantic Britain and Ireland, A.D. 400-800, York: Alden Press.
Champneys, A. C. 1970. Irish ecclesiastical architecture: with some notice of similar or related work in England, Scotland and elsewhere (edited by Liam de Paor), Shannon: Irish University Press.
Charles-Edwards, T. M. 2000. Early Christian Ireland, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Clarke, H., M. Ní Mhaonaigh & R. Ó Floinn (eds.), 1998. Ireland and Scandinavia in the Early Viking Age, Dublin: Four Courts Press.
Cleary, R. M. & M. F. Hurley (eds.), 2003. Cork City excavations, 1984-2000 Cork: Cork City Council.
Cleary, R. M., M. F. Hurley & E. S. Twohig 1987. Archaeological excavations on the Cork - Dublin pipeline Cork: University College Cork. Department of Archaeology.
Clinton, M. 2000. Settlement patterns in the early historic kingdom of Leinster (seventh-mid twelfth centuries), in Seanchas: Studies in Early and Medieval Archaeology, History and Literature in honour of Francis J. Byrne, ed. A. P. Smyth Dublin: Four Courts Press, 275–98.
–––– 2001. The souterrains of Ireland, Bray: Wordwell.
Conant, K. J. 1973. Carolingian and Romanesque architecture, 800 to 1200 Harmondsworth: Penguin.
Craig, M. 1982. The architecture of Ireland from the earliest times to 1800, London: Batsford.
Crawford, B. E. 1987. Scandinavian Scotland, Leicester: Leicester University Press.
Crawford, H. (ed.) 1979. Subterranean Britain: Aspects of Underground Archaeology, New York: St. Martin's Press.
Davies, W. 1982. Wales in the early Middle Ages Leicester: Leicester University Press.
de Paor, L. 1997. Ireland and early Europe, Dublin: Four Courts Press.
de Paor, M. i. 1958. Early Christian Ireland, London: Thames and Hudson.
–––– 1967. Early Christian Ireland, London: Thames and Hudson.
de Paor, M. i. & L. De Paor 1978. Early Christian Ireland, London: Thames & Hudson.
Doyle, I. W., D. Jennings & J. MacDermott 2002. Unpublished excavations in the Republic of Ireland, 1930-1997 / prepared for the Heritage Council Kilkenny: The Heritage Council.
Duncan, A. A. M. 1975. Scotland, the making of the kingdom Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd.
Dunraven, E. R. W. W.-Q., Earl of 1875. Notes on Irish architecture (edited by Margaret Stokes. Vol.1.), Dublin: George Bell and Sons.
–––– 1877. Notes on Irish architecture (edited by Margaret Stokes. Vol.2.), Dublin: George Bell and Sons.
Edwards, N. 1996. The archaeology of early medieval Ireland London: Batsford.
–––– 2005. The archaeology of early medieval Ireland, c.400-1169: Settlement and economy, in A new history of Ireland . Vol. 1 Prehistoric and early Ireland, ed. D. i. OÏ CroÏiniÏn London: Oxford University Press, 549–607.
Edwards, N. & A. Lane (eds.), 1992. The Early church in Wales and the west: recent work in early Christian archaeology, history and place-names, Oxford: Oxbow.
Etchingham, C. 1996. Early medieval Irish history, in Progress in medieval Irish studies, eds. K. Simms & K. McCone Maynooth: St Patrick's College Maynooth Department of Old and Middle Irish, 123–53.
–––– 1999. Church Organisation in Ireland AD 650-1000, Naas: Laigin Publications.
Finberg, H. P. R. (ed.) 1972. The Agrarian History of England and Wales, Vol 1(2): A.D. 43-1042 Cambridge: Cambridge Unviersity Press.
FitzPatrick, E. & R. Gillespie (eds.), 2006. The parish in medieval and early modern Ireland: community, territory and building Dublin: Four Courts Press for the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement.
Gowen, M. (ed.) 1988. Three Irish gas pipelines: new archaeological evidence in Munster, Dublin: Wordwell.
Graham-Campbell, J. & M. Valor 2007. The Archaeology of Medieval Europe, Langeladsgrade: Aarhus University Press.
Grenville, A. & J. Langdon (eds.), 1997. Medieval Farming and Technology: the Impact of Agricultural Change in Northwest Europe (Technology and Change in History , No 1), Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Hall, V. A. 2000. The documentary and pollen analytical records of the vegetational history of the Irish landscape AD200-1650. Peritia, 14, 85–110.
Hamerow, H. & A. MacGregor (eds.), 2001. Image and power in the archaeology of early medieval Britain: essays in honour of Rosemary Cramp, Oxford: Oxbow Press.
Hamlin, A. & C. Lynn (eds.), 1988. Pieces of the past: archaeological excavations by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland 1970-1986 Belfast: H.M.S.O.
Harbison, P. 1976. The archaeology of Ireland London: Bodley Head.
–––– 1978. Irish art and architecture from prehistory to the present London: Thames and Hudson.
–––– 1991. Pilgrimage in Ireland: the monuments and the people London: Barrie & Jenkins.
–––– 1992. The high crosses of Ireland: an iconographical and photographic survey Bonn: Habelt.
–––– 1999. The golden age of Irish art: the medieval achievement, 600-1200 London: Thames and Hudson.
Harbison, P., H. Potterton & J. Sheehy 1993. Irish art and architecture from prehistory to the present, London Thames and Hudson.
Henderson, I. 1967. The Picts London: Thames and Hudson.
Henry, F. 1940. Irish art in the early Christian period : with 80 collotype plates and numerous text illustrations London: Methuen.
–––– 1965. Irish art in the early Christian period (to 800 A.D.) London: Methuen.
–––– 1967. Irish Art during the Viking Invasions (800-1200 A.D.), London: Methuen Press.
–––– 1970. Irish art in the Romanesque period (1020-1170 A.D.), London: Methuen.
Herity, M. 1995. Studies in the layout, buildings, and art in stone of early Irish monasteries, London: Pindar Press.
Hourihane, C. 2001. From Ireland coming: Irish art from the early Christian to the late Gothic period and its European context, Princeton: Princeton University Press.
–––– (ed.) 2004. Irish art historical studies in honour of Peter Harbison New Jersey: Princeton University, in association with Four Courts Press.
Hughes, K. 1966. The Church in early Irish society, London: Methuen Press.
–––– 1977. Early Christian Ireland: introduction to the sources, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hurley, M. F. 1997. Late viking age and medieval Waterford: excavations 1986-1992 /Maurice F. Hurley, Orla M.B. Scully with Sarah W.J. McCutcheon ; based on excavations and stratigraphic reports by Andrew S.R. Gittins ... [et al.] ; editors: Terry Barry, Rose M. Cleary and Maurice F. Hurley, Waterford: Waterford Corporation.
Hurley, M. F. & R. M. Cleary 1997. Excavations at the North Gate, Cork, 1994 Cork: Cork Corporation.
Karkov, C. E. & R. T. Farrell (eds.), 1991. Studies in insular art and archaeology, Ohio: Oxford.
Karkov, C. E., M. Ryan & R. Farrell (eds.), 1997. The insular tradition Albany: State University of New York Press.
Kerr, T. R. 2007. Early Christian settlement in North-West Ulster, Oxford: Tempus Reparatum.
Killanin, M. M., Baron & M. V. Duignan 1989. The Shell guide to Ireland, in The Shell guide to Ireland, ed. P. Harbison Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 340.
Kinvig, R. H. 1975. The Isle of Man: a social, cultural, and political history Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.
Laing, L. 1975. The Archaeology of Late Celtic Britain and Ireland c. 400-1200 A.D., London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. .
–––– 1992. Art of the Celts, London: Thames and Hudson.
–––– 2006. The archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland: c. AD 400 - 1200, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Laing, L. & J. Laing 1990. Celtic Britain and Ireland, AD 200-800: the myth of the Dark Ages, Dublin: Academic Press.
–––– 1995. Celtic Britain and Ireland: art and society, Dublin: Gill & MacMillan.
Larsen, A. (ed.) 2001. The Vikings in Ireland, Roskilde: The Viking Ship Museum.
Leask, H. G. 1955. Irish churches and monastic buildings. Vol.1, The first phases and the romanesque (Reproduced 1977), Dundalk: Dundalgan Press.
Lionard, P. 1960–1961. Early Irish grave slabs. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Section C, 61, 95–169.
Loyn, H. R. 1976. The Vikings in Wales: the Dorothea Coke memorial lecture in northern studies delivered at University College, London, 2 March 1976 London: Viking Society for Northern Research for the College.
Lucas, A. T. 1973. Treasures of Ireland: Irish pagan & early Christian art Dublin: Gill and MacMillian.
Lucy, S. & A. Reynolds 2002. Burial in Early Medieval England and Wales, London: The Society for Medieval Archaeology.
Lynn, C. J. 1986. Houses and related outbuildings in Early Christian Ireland, (Unpublished Phd.) Dublin: University College Dublin.
–––– 1994. Houses in rural Ireland, A. D. 500-1000 Ulster Journal of Archaeology, 57, 81–94.
Macalister, R. A. S. 1945. Corpus inscriptionum insularum celticarum (preface by Damian McManus), Blackrock: Four Courts Press.
MacNiocaill, G. i. & P. F. Wallace (eds.), 1988. Keimelia: studies in medieval archaeology and history in memory of Tom Delaney Galway: Galway University Press.
Mallory, J. P. & T. E. McNeill 1991. The archaeology of Ulster from colonization to plantation, Belfast: The Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University of Belfast.
Manning, C. (ed.) 1998. Dublin and beyond the Pale: studies in honour of Patrick Healy, Bray: Wordwell in association with Rathmichael Historical Society.
Mitchell, G. F., C. A. Dickson & J. H. Dickson 1987. Archaeology and environment in early Dublin, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy.
Monk, M. A. & J. Sheehan (eds.), 1998. Early medieval Munster: archaeology, history, and society Cork Cork University Press.
Moss, R. (ed.) 2007. Making and meaning in Insular Art: proceedings of the fifth International Conference on Insular Art held at Trinity College Dublin, 25-28 August 2005 Dublin: Four Courts Press.
Murphy, E. M. & N. J. Whitehouse (eds.), 2007. Environmental archaeology in Ireland, Oxford: Oxbow Press.
NiÏ ChathaÏin, P. i. a. & M. Richter 1996. Irland und Europa im fruheren Mittelalter: Bildung und Literatur = Ireland and Europe in the early Middle Ages: learning and literature, Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.
–––– 2002. Ireland and Europe in the Early Middle Ages: texts and transmission/ Irland und Europa im frühen Mittelalter: Texte und Überlieferung, in Proceedings of the fifth international colloquium on Ireland and Europe in the early Middle Ages held under the joint auspices of Konstanz University and University College Dublin. , eds. P. i. a. NiÏ ChathaÏin & M. Richter University of Konstanz, 16-20th March 1998.: Four Courts, 400.
Ó Corrain, D. 1972. Ireland before the Normans, Dublin: Gill & Macmillan.
–––– (ed.) 1981. Irish Antiquity: Essays and studies presented to M.J. O'Kelly, London: Tower Books.
–––– 1995. Ireland, Scotland and Wales, c.700 to the early eleventh century, in The New Cambridge Medieval History, vol. 2, c.700-c.900, ed. R. McKitterick Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 43–63.
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–––– (ed.) 2005. A new history of Ireland: Vol. 1 Prehistoric and early Ireland, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
O'Brien, J. & P. Harbison 1996. Ancient Ireland: from prehistory to the middle ages New York: Oxford University Press.
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O'Sullivan, A. 1998. The archaeology of lake settlement in Ireland Dublin: Royal Irish Academy.
–––– 2001. Foragers, farmers and fishers in a coastal landscape: an intertidal archaeological survey of the Shannon estuary, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy.
O'Sullivan, J. & M. Stanley (eds.), 2005. Recent archaeological discoveries on National Road Schemes, 2004: proceedings of a seminar for the public, Dublin, September 2004, Bray: Wordwell.
–––– (eds.), 2006. Settlement, industry and ritual: proceedings of a public seminar on archaeological discoveries on national road schemes, September 2005, Bray: Wordwell.
–––– (eds.), 2007. New Routes to the Past: Proceedings of a public seminar on archaeological discoveries on National Road Schemes, August 2006, Bray: Wordwell.
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–––– 1973. Essays in Medieval Agriculture and General Problems of the Medieval Economy Cambridge: Cambridge Unviersity Press.
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–––– 1972. Irish monasticism : origins and early development, Dublin: Irish University Press.
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–––– 1987. Ireland and insular art, A.D. 500-1200: proceedings of a conference at University College Cork, 31 October-3 November 1985, in Proceedings of a conference at University College Cork, 31 October-3 November 1985 ed. M. Ryan Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 187.
–––– (ed.) 1994. Irish Archaeology Illustrated Dublin: Country House.
–––– (ed.) 1998. Irish antiquities: essays in memory of Joseph Raftery Bray: Wordwell Ltd.
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–––– (ed.) 1972. The Iron Age in the Irish Sea Province: papers given at a C.B.A.conference held at Cardiff, January 3 to 5, 1969, London: Council for British Archaeology.
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