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Place-names and the Local Historian

Place-names and the Local Historian
 

Furnishes an outline survey of the entire body of Irish placenames, giving details of the various categories of names - ranging over nearly two millennia and involving some halfdozen languages - and identifying the most significant sources.

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ISBN 9781846821295
Published 31 October 2009 by Four Courts Press Ltd
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By O Muraile, Nollaig
Series Research Guide Series
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ISBN-13 9781846821295
ISBN-10 1846821290
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Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Four Courts Press Ltd
Imprint Four Courts Press Ltd
Publication Date 31 October 2009
International Release Date 29 November 2019
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format Hardback
Author(s) By O Muraile, Nollaig
Series Research Guide Series
Category British & Irish History
Family History
Customs
Place Names & Gazetteers
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 368g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Local History, Names & Genealogy
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 929.3415
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The purpose of this small book is threefold. It aims to furnish an outline survey of the entire body of Irish placenames, giving details of the various categories of names - ranging over nearly two millennia and involving some halfdozen languages - and identifying the most significant sources. It offers an overview of scholarly work done to date in the field of Irish place-names, and advice on how this may be drawn upon to assist the student of local history. Lastly, it provides guidelines for the local historian who seeks to deal with the place-names of their locality (especially where these have not previously been the subject of an authoritative study) along with warnings of the more significant pitfalls.

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Author's Bio

Nollaig O Muraile currently lectures in the department of Irish at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He edited Irish Leaders and Learning through the Ages (Dublin, 2003), and an Micheal O Cleirigh, his associates and St Anthony's College, Louvain (Dublin, 2008).

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