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From Carrickfergus to Carcassonne
The Epic Deeds of Hugh de Lacy during the Albigensian Crusade

P. Duffy, T. O'Keeffe, J.-M. Picard (eds.)
approx. XXII+338 p., 61 b/w ill. + 16 colour ill., 156 x 234 mm, 2017
ISBN: 978-2-503-56781-5
Languages: English, French
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Hinging upon the personal story of a charismatic 13th century individual – Hugh de Lacy, earl of Ulster, ‘From Carrickfergus to Carcassonne’ explores the wider interplay between the Gaelic, Angevin, Capetian and Occitan worlds in the late 12th and early 13th century.

‘From Carrickfergus to Carcassonne…’ has its genesis in the IRC funded exhibition of the same name which explores the unlikely links between medieval Ulster and Languedoc.

Hinging upon the personal story of a charismatic individual – Hugh de Lacy, earl of Ulster, ‘From Carrickfergus to Carcassonne’ explores the wider interplay between the Gaelic, Angevin, Capetian and Occitan worlds in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries.

This book brings to light new research linking de Lacy to a conspiracy with the French king and details his subsequent exile and participation in the Albigensian Crusade in the south of France. The combined papers in this volume detail this remarkable story through interrogation of the historical and archaeological evidence, benefitting not just from adept scholarly study from Ireland and the UK but also from a southern French perspective. The ensemble of papers describe the two realms within which de Lacy operated, the wider political machinations which led to his exile, the Cathar heresy, the defensive architecture of France and Languedoc and the architectural influences transmitted throughout this period from one realm to another.

In exploiting the engaging story of Hugh de Lacy, this volume creates a thematic whole which facilitates wide ranging comparison between events such as the Anglo-Norman take-over of Ireland and the Albigensian Crusade, the subtleties of doctrine in Ireland and Languedoc and the transmission of progressive castle design linking the walls of Carcassonne and Carrickfergus.

Mr Paul Duffy is the director of Grassroots Archaeology and has published in peer reviewed volumes in Ireland, the UK, France and Australia.

Professor Tadhg O'Keeffe is a specialist in the archaeology of the Middle Ages, with special emphasis on architectural history.

Professor Jean-Michel Picard, a native of Provence, has published several books on the history of contacts between Ireland and the continent during the Middle Ages. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Table of Contents

Section I: Expulsion

Chapter 1 Paul Duffy with Daniel J. F. Brown ‘From Carrickfergus to Carcassonne - Hugh de Lacy and the Albigensian Crusade’

Chapter 2 Ruairí Ó Baoill ‘The Medieval Archaeology of Carrickfergus town, Co. Antrim’

Chapter 3 Daniel Tietzsch-Tyler ‘Crusades, Carrickfergus and Castle Design c. 1200’

Chapter 4 Tadhg O’ Keeffe ‘Castle-design in the de Lacy lordship in Ireland: new thoughts on Trim, Co. Meath’

Chapter 5 Anne Brenon ‘The Occitan Cathar manuscript of Dublin (MS 269 TCD) - A unique window into dissident religiosity’

Chapter 6 Jean-Michel Picard ‘Transmission and circulation of French texts in Medieval Ireland: The other Simon de Montfort’

Section II: Exile

Chapter 7 Pilar Jiminez ‘Origines et implantation de l'Eglise des bons hommes en Languedoc’

Chapter 8 Daniel J. F. Brown ‘Strategies of Comital and Crusader Lordship under Hugh II de Lacy’

Chapter 9 Jean-Louis Gasc ‘Simon de Montfort - une croisé dans l'ame?’

Chapter 10 Jean-François Vassal ‘Pierre des Voisins et les lieutenants de Simon de Montfort pendant la croisade des albigeois’

Chapter 11 Jean Catalo ‘The Château Narbonnais of Toulouse during the siege of 1218’

Section III: Restitution

Chapter 12 Lucien Aries ‘Bataille de Baziège de 1219 - Données nouvelles sur le cadre de la bataille’

Chapter 13 Philip Macdonald ‘Identifying Hugh de Lacy’s Contribution to Dundrum Castle in light of recent excavations’

Chapter 14 David McIlreavy ‘Making Twescard: The de Lacy/O’Neill campaign in northern Ulster 1223 – 1224 AD’

Chapter 15 Paul Duffy ‘From Carcassonne to Carrickfergus: The Legacy of de Lacy’s Crusade experience in Britain and Ireland’

Interest Classification:
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : genres & specific topics

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