Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle

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The Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle brings together the latest research in chronicle studies from a variety of disciplines and scholarly traditions. Chronicles are the history books written and read in educated circles throughout Europe and the Middle East in the Middle Ages. For the modern reader, they are important as sources for the history they tell, but equally they open windows on the preoccupations and self-perceptions of those who tell it. Interest in chronicles has grown steadily in recent decades, and the foundation of a Medieval Chronicle Society in 1999 is indicative of this. Indeed, in many ways the Encyclopedia has been inspired by the emergence of this Society as a focus of the interdisciplinary chronicle community.

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Ua Braoin, Tigernach

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Author(s): Ó Muraíle, Nollaig
d. 1088. Ireland. An abbot of Clonmacnoise (and apparently of Roscommon also) to whom has been attributed – incorrectly – the compilation of an important collection of Irish annals that now goes under the name of Annals of Tigernach. This work belongs to what is known as "the Clonmacnoise group" of annals and is closely related to the Chronicum Scotorum.Tigernach's family of Ó Braoin belonged to an important sept, the Clann Mhurchada, a number of whose members had been abbots or erenaghs of Clonmacnoise and/or Roscommon at various times between the 10th and 13th century.The attribution o…
Date: 2016-10-17