Regional variation in Irish pre-Romanesque architecture

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dc.contributor.author Ó Carragáin, Tomás
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-29T08:18:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-29T08:18:21Z
dc.date.issued 2005-07
dc.identifier.citation Tomás Ó Carragáin (2005) 'Regional Variation in Irish Pre-Romanesque Architecture'. Antiquaries' Journal, 85 :23-56. en
dc.identifier.volume 85 en
dc.identifier.startpage 23 en
dc.identifier.endpage 56 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/428
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0003581500074369
dc.description.abstract This paper demonstrates that the five Irish early medieval church types have markedly differential distributions. In particular, most of those with antae are in the east, while most of those without antae are in the west. It is shown that this regionalism cannot be interpreted as a deliberate strategy of material differentiation on the part of particular politico-cultural groups. A reconsideration of the chronology suggests that many of the antae-less churches are relatively late, and so the division is primarily indicative of differences in the period and rate of mortared church construction, something that is influenced by both environmental and cultural factors. It is suggested that differences in church dimensions between east and west are indicative of subtle economic differences; and a range of archaeological evidence is used to sketch other economic and cultural variations. These patterns highlight the importance of exploring regionality, even when studying relatively cohesive entities such as early medieval Ireland. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press, The Society of Antiquaries of London en
dc.rights Copyright © The Society of Antiquaries of London 2005 en
dc.subject Nave-and-chancel church en
dc.subject Mortared church en
dc.subject Barrel-vaulted church en
dc.subject Drystone church en
dc.subject Early medieval buildings en
dc.subject.lcsh Church architecture--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture, Medieval--Ireland en
dc.title Regional variation in Irish pre-Romanesque architecture en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/A009/tocarragain en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Tomás Ó Carragáin, Archaeology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: t.ocarragain@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2011-09-28T16:28:38Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Antiquaries' Journal en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked RoMEO. Cambridge University Press CTA en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress t.ocarragain@ucc.ie en


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