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Book: The Archaeology and Architecture of Monasteries in Ireland, 1100-1600

Chapter: Chapter 1 Monastic Ireland: inheritance, renewal, dissolution

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.24178


What monastic orders are known in medieval Ireland, and how and when were they introduced? Did ethnic identity impact on allegiance to monastic orders? Why did mendicantism enjoy a late medieval flowering in Ireland? What was the reality of dissolution for monastic communities?

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