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.
See also Howard Clarke on the ‘Viking town’
Top Image: Dublin circa 900 CE map – by Erigena / Wikimedia Commons