© 2012

Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World

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Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Maggie M. Williams
    Pages 1-18
  3. Maggie M. Williams
    Pages 19-44
  4. Maggie M. Williams
    Pages 45-66
  5. Maggie M. Williams
    Pages 67-96
  6. Maggie M. Williams
    Pages 97-119
  7. Maggie M. Williams
    Pages 121-142
  8. Maggie M. Williams
    Pages 143-146
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 147-207

About this book


From majestic Celtic crosses to elaborate knotwork designs, visual symbols of Irish identity at its most medieval abound in contemporary culture. Consdering both scholarly and popular perspectives this book offers a commentary on the blending of pasts and presents that finds permanent visualization in these contemporary signs.


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About the authors

Maggie M. Williams is Assistant Professor of Art History at William Paterson University, USA.

Bibliographic information


"Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World may seem to be a relatively brief study, but it is not one to be taken lightly . . . Williams offers a fascinating and illuminating study of the construction of an ethnic identity that links medieval models to the more recent past and the present." - The Medieval Review