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The Resource Kings, Usurpers, and Concubines in the 'Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles', by R. Andrew McDonald, (electronic resource)

Kings, Usurpers, and Concubines in the 'Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles', by R. Andrew McDonald, (electronic resource)

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Kings, Usurpers, and Concubines in the 'Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles'
Title
Kings, Usurpers, and Concubines in the 'Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles'
Statement of responsibility
by R. Andrew McDonald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Shines a critical light on a rather shadowy period of history. The historical heroes and villains of the Kingdom of Man and the Isles are characters worthy of any modern fantasy TV drama. Andrew McDonald's usual academic rigour untangles the reality from the myth, leaving an important reference work and a thoroughly readable story." - Allison Fox, Curator: Archaeology, Manx National Heritage "R. Andrew McDonald turns a case-study of the thirteenth-century manuscript chronicling the hero-kings of Man and the Isles into a thoughtful, coherent, and convincing elucidation of what he pithily terms 'the deadly game of Manx thrones' from roughly 1079 to 1275. The book is equal parts scholarly and accessible - a difficult balance to achieve. This is a stimulating and highly-recommended read." - K. S. Whetter, Acadia University, Canada "An important contribution to European and Atlantic history with its fresh examination of the kingdom of Man and the Isles.R. Andrew McDonald's new reading of the source materials leads to an ambitious interpretation of the events from the kingdom's origins to its loss of independence. He gives particular attention to the fraught political maneuverings of the mid-thirteenth century as the rulers of the Isles attempted to maintain their independence in the face of plotting by the kings of Norway, England, and Scotland to add the island kingdom to their respective realms. McDonald's use of multiple methodologies combined with a close reading of the primary records illuminates the history of a significant, but neglected, region of Europe." - Benjamin Hudson, Pennsylvania State University, USA This Palgrave Pivot explores the representation of sea kings, sinners, and saints in the mid-thirteenth century Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles, the single most important text for the history of the kingdoms of Man and the Isles, c.1066-1300. The focus of the Chronicles on the power struggles, plots and intrigues within the ruling dynasties of Man and the Isles offers an impressive array of heroes and villains. The depiction of the activities of heroic sea kings like Godred Crovan, tyrannical usurpers like Harald son of Godred Don, and their concubines and wives, as well as local heroes like Saint Maughold, raises important questions concerning the dynamic interactions of power, gender and historical writing in the medieval Kingdoms of Man and the Isles, and provide new insights into the significance of the text that is our most important source of information on these 'Forgotten Kingdoms' of the medieval British Isles.--
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McDonald, R. Andrew
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Springer eBooks.
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  • Europe-History-476-1492
  • Great Britain-History
  • Books-History
  • Social history
Label
Kings, Usurpers, and Concubines in the 'Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles', by R. Andrew McDonald, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22026-6
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A Medieval Manx Game of Thrones -- The Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles -- Heroes: The Manx Sea Kings Descended from Godred Crovan -- Villains: Rivals for the Kingdom: Somerled and his Descendants and the Scottish Kings -- Women in the Chronicles -- Rightful Kings, Usurpers, Feud and Murder in the Chronicles.-The Deeds of the Brothers Reginald and Olaf: The Key to Understanding the Chronicles.-Conclusions
Control code
978-3-030-22026-6
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (XVII, 98 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030220266
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
3 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1123126716
Label
Kings, Usurpers, and Concubines in the 'Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles', by R. Andrew McDonald, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22026-6
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A Medieval Manx Game of Thrones -- The Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles -- Heroes: The Manx Sea Kings Descended from Godred Crovan -- Villains: Rivals for the Kingdom: Somerled and his Descendants and the Scottish Kings -- Women in the Chronicles -- Rightful Kings, Usurpers, Feud and Murder in the Chronicles.-The Deeds of the Brothers Reginald and Olaf: The Key to Understanding the Chronicles.-Conclusions
Control code
978-3-030-22026-6
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (XVII, 98 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030220266
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
3 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1123126716

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