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Kings, Usurpers, and Concubines in the 'Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles'

Authors: McDonald, R. Andrew

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  • Argues that the Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles was not just a dynastic history but was also dynastic propaganda
  • Examines the depiction of the rulers of the dynasties of Man and the Isles in the central middle ages
  • Analyses the motives, prejudices and preoccupations of the anonymous compiler of the Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles
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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.

About the authors

R. Andrew McDonald is Professor of History at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada. He is author of several books and many articles and book chapters on medieval Manx, Hebridean and Scottish history, including Kingdom of the Isles (1997), Outlaws of Medieval Scotland (2003), Manx kingship in its Irish Sea setting (2007) and The Sea Kings (forthcoming 2019).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 41,64 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-22026-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-22025-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kings, Usurpers, and Concubines in the 'Chronicles of the Kings of Man and the Isles'
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22026-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22026-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22025-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 98
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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