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The Resource Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne, Geraldine Stout

Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne, Geraldine Stout

Label
Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne
Title
Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Stout
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first offshoot of the internationally successful Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape, "Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne" is the exploration of an outstanding archaeological landscape centered on Newgrange Passage Tomb and its greater environs. In ancient times it was called the Brugh na Boinne. Today this area is designated as a World Heritage site and is Ireland's first protected Archaeological Park. Its rich fertile soils and south facing slopes are set in County Meath in the most accessible, low-lying part of Ireland and close to the Irish Sea. This is where the great pre-historic tomb-building tradition of Atlantic Europe reached its zenith. It is where legend says the foundations of Irish Christianity were laid and is also the home of Ireland's first medieval Cistercian monastery at Mellifont. On the banks of the Boyne in 1690 one of the most important battles in Irish history was fought." "The Bend of the Boyne had a pivotal role to play in Irish history and this is evident in its abundant physical remains, which can be traced amongst its fields and riverbanks. Through the interpretation of these remains, this book presents an understanding of how this landscape was organized and exploited by communities over seven thousand years of settlement. This book draws heavily on the results of an extensive program of excavation at Knowth, Newgrange and Monknewtown and archaeological survey, which has greatly increased our knowledge of prehistoric societies. Using a wide range of maps, colour photographs, and historic as well as new drawings, it traces the gradual evolution of the landscape to the present day. The book is also concerned with the future of this protected cultural landscape and recommends actions to ensure its' preservation."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stout, Geraldine
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Archaeological surveying
  • Archaeological parks
  • World Heritage areas
  • Newgrange Site (Ireland)
  • Knowth Site (Ireland)
  • Boyne River Valley (Ireland)
  • Boyne River Valley (Ireland)
Label
Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne, Geraldine Stout
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Bend of the Boyne.
  • p. 2
  • Prehistoric Landscape.
  • p. 18
  • Heroes and Saints: The Early Historic Landscape.
  • p. 62
  • Case Study 1.
  • Landscape Development at Newgrange.
  • p. 82
  • Monks and Knights: The Medieval Landscape.
  • p. 84
  • Case Study 2.
  • Landscape Development at Monknewtown.
  • p. 104
  • 'Briseadh na Boinne': Battles on the Boyne.
  • p. 106
  • Eighteenth-Century Economic Boom.
  • p. 124
  • Case Study 3.
  • Landscape Development at Oldbridge.
  • p. 144
  • Buildings in the Nineteenth-Century Landscape.
  • p. 146
  • Case Study 4.
  • Landscape Development at Donore.
  • p. 164
  • Modern Landscape.
  • p. 166
  • Case Study 5.
  • Landscape Development at Dowth.
  • p. 178
  • Challenge of Change.
  • p. 180
  • Boyne Valley Envisioned.
  • p. 190
  • App. 1.
  • p. 206
  • Endnotes and Bibliography.
  • p. 212
  • Index.
  • p. 228
Control code
982002074106
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9781859183410
Lccn
2002074106
Label
Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne, Geraldine Stout
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • Bend of the Boyne.
  • p. 2
  • Prehistoric Landscape.
  • p. 18
  • Heroes and Saints: The Early Historic Landscape.
  • p. 62
  • Case Study 1.
  • Landscape Development at Newgrange.
  • p. 82
  • Monks and Knights: The Medieval Landscape.
  • p. 84
  • Case Study 2.
  • Landscape Development at Monknewtown.
  • p. 104
  • 'Briseadh na Boinne': Battles on the Boyne.
  • p. 106
  • Eighteenth-Century Economic Boom.
  • p. 124
  • Case Study 3.
  • Landscape Development at Oldbridge.
  • p. 144
  • Buildings in the Nineteenth-Century Landscape.
  • p. 146
  • Case Study 4.
  • Landscape Development at Donore.
  • p. 164
  • Modern Landscape.
  • p. 166
  • Case Study 5.
  • Landscape Development at Dowth.
  • p. 178
  • Challenge of Change.
  • p. 180
  • Boyne Valley Envisioned.
  • p. 190
  • App. 1.
  • p. 206
  • Endnotes and Bibliography.
  • p. 212
  • Index.
  • p. 228
Control code
982002074106
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9781859183410
Lccn
2002074106

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