Irish & European History, 400-1200


On completion of this module learners should have a fundamental understanding of the principal themes in Irish and European history from 400-1200 and a sound knowledge of the key episodes that characterise this period, from the mission of St Patrick to the coming of the Normans.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the principal themes and overall narrative structure of early Irish Mediaeval history up to 1200.

  2. Outline and describe the key events in Irish History between 400-1200 within an appropriate international context.

  3. Explain the interdisciplinary relationships between early mediaeval history and cognate disciplines (e.g. archaeology, historical geography, etc.).

  4. Illustrate and communicate the relationship between Early Mediaeval history and the broader heritage industry.

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