Buildings, rural landscape and space in sixteenth-century Gaelic Ulster

Gardiner, Mark (2018) Buildings, rural landscape and space in sixteenth-century Gaelic Ulster. In: Becoming and belonging in Ireland AD c.1200–1600: essays on identity and cultural practice. Cork University Press, Cork, pp. 189-211. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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The present landscape of Ulster bears little resemblance to its late medieval predecessor. The study begins with drawn and written sources, then considers field evidence and finally offers a tentative interpretation of the character of the landscape of Gaelic Ulster in relationship to its economy and society. Perhaps the most striking feature about the landscape of Gaelic Ulster in the sixteenth century was the lack of substantial investment in the construction of physical structures. This included not only houses, other buildings and fields, but also the construction of material boundaries of all sorts, including those of the farms and townlands. There was relatively little intervention to alter the natural environment and create an infrastructure.

Keywords:Ireland, Landscape, Medieval, Uplands, Farming
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V211 Irish History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V400 Archaeology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (Heritage)
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Deposited On:25 Mar 2018 17:02

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