In addition to the publication of our yearly FMD symposia, the Friends of Medieval Dublin have published or provided support for a variety of supplementary volumes.
Walking through Dublin Castle or along the surviving medieval city walls, you can see only glimpses of what it would have been like to live in the city centuries ago. Tales of medieval Dublin provides a chance for modern audiences to meet the Irish, Norse and English men and women who lived in this colourful … Continue reading Tales of Medieval Dublin
Published in 1984 and edited by John Bradley, this volume of essays explores the contentious beginnings of the Friends of Medieval Dublin and describes how a study-group dedicated to promote interest in and research of medieval Dublin developed out of a political quagmire and the discovery of one of Europe’s most well-preserved Viking settlements. … Continue reading Viking Dublin exposed: the Wood Quay saga
A border-post at a major river crossing, a monastic settlement complete with round tower, a pirates’ lair dependent upon a thriving if brutal slave trade, an emergent town ransacked periodically by its Irish neighbours, the chief settlement of an east-coast kingdom extending from Skerries to Arklow, a colonial outpost of men of Bristol, a rapidly … Continue reading Medieval Dublin: the making of a metropolis
This companion volume to Medieval Dublin: The making of a metropolis contains a range of expertise intended both as a tribute to some of Ireland’s most distinguished medieval scholars and as a further contribution by the Friends of Medieval Dublin to their declared policy of diffusing knowledge of the history of this remarkable city. CONTENTS: Aubrey … Continue reading Medieval Dublin: The living city