By T. M. Charles-Edwards
The Chronicle of eire is the crucial resource for the historical past of occasions not just in eire itself but in addition in what's now Scotland as much as 911. It integrated annals compiled on Iona as much as c. 740 - a monastery which performed a tremendous position within the heritage of eire, of the Picts to its east and, from 635 to 664, of Northumbria. as much as c. 740 the Chronicle is therefore an important resource for either eire and Britain; and from c. 740 to 911 it nonetheless files a few occasions outdoors eire. The textual content of the Chronicle is healthier preserved within the Annals of Ulster, however it used to be additionally transmitted via chronicles derived from a model made on the monastery of Clonmacnois within the Irish midlands. This translation is determined out which will express at a look what textual content is preserved in either branches of the culture and what's in just one.
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