Celts, Vikings & Normans

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Celts, Vikings & Normans

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Archaeology, European Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    An exploration of late prehistoric and medieval Ireland in its European context, including aspects such as the great ceremonial centres and art of the Iron Age, Roman influences, the archaeology of the Christian church, the exciting developments associated with the Viking Age in Scandinavia and the North Atlantic, the impact of the Norse on Ireland, and the transforming influence of the Anglo-Normans in castle building, town development and rural villages in the Irish landscape.

    Core Texts
    * Edwards, N. 1990. The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland. London.
    * Johnson, R. 2004. Viking Age Dublin. Dublin.
    * Larsen, A.C. 2001. The Vikings in Ireland. Roskilde.
    * O?Conor, K.D. 1998. The Archaeology of Medieval Rural Settlement in Ireland.

    Additional reading will be recommended in class or posted on Blackboard.

Course Disclaimer

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