Session315
TitleOtherness: Vikings in the Celtic World
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorSchool of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore, University College Dublin
 
OrganiserLinda Doran, School of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore, University College Dublin
 
Moderator/ChairDewi Evans, School of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore, University College Dublin
 
Paper 315-a 7th-Century Otherness for a 10th-Century World: Anglo-Saxon Raiders in the Irish Life of Adamnán
(Language: English)
Melanie C. Maddox, Department of History, The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography; Language and Literature - Celtic; Monasticism
Paper 315-b Vikings in the Carlow Corridor
(Language: English)
Linda Doran, School of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore, University College Dublin
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Local History; Military History; Social History
Paper 315-c Legal Rights and Ethnic Tensions: A 12th-Century Irish Account of St Patrick and the Scandinavians of Dublin
(Language: English)
Nathan Millin, School of Irish, Celtic Studies & Folklore, University College Dublin
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography; Language and Literature - Celtic; Politics and Diplomacy
 
AbstractThe session will consider the Vikings in the Celtic world as the 'other'. In the Irish annals they are gaill (other / foreigner) to the end of the medieval period. This depiction is at odds with the reality of their interaction with the local politics and economy. When the Normans arrive in Dublin the Norse elite are treated differently to the native Irish. We will examine how this otherness is displayed in the hagiography, archaeology, and the sources.