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Monastic tenants, Viking raiders and Hiberno-Norse townspeople

Monastic tenants, Viking raiders and Hiberno-Norse townspeople

Paper by Howard Clarke and Ruth Johnson

Given for the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project on May 6, 2021

Excerpt: What should we understand by town and what should we understand by viking? It is abundantly clear that both of these terms are understood and used in a great variety of ways.

Howard B. Clarke is an editorial board member of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, a research project of the Royal Irish Academy. He is Professor Emeritus of Medieval Socio-Economic History at University College Dublin. Ruth Johnson is City Archaeologist for Dublin city.

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See also Howard Clarke on the ‘Viking town’

Top Image: Dublin circa 900 CE map – by Erigena / Wikimedia Commons

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