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by  Anngret Simms
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Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 1990

Sheet map, folded

Number of pages: 22

ISBN: 9780901714848

Number 4 in the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series, Kells illustrates the topographical development of this monastic town from earliest times to c. 1900. The histories of over 400 topographical sites are documented in the topographical gazetteer and the development of the town is discussed in an essay and illustrated with maps and images. 

It contains a coloured map 410 mm x 305 mm; 8 pages of black and white maps and plates; 12 pages of text 410 mm x 305 mm; in a folder 410 mm x 305 mm. 

Author: Anngret Simms with Katharine Simms.

Series editors: J.H. Andrews Anngret Simms.

Cartographic editor: K.M. Davies.

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas is a research project of the Royal Irish Academy and is part of a wider European scheme.


About the authors

Anngret Simms

Anngret Simms is an editorial board member of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, a research project of the Royal Irish Academy. She is Professor Emeritus of Historical Geography at University College Dublin. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy. Jointly with Howard Clarke she represents Ireland on the International Commission for the History of Towns, where she serves as a convener of the atlas working group. Her main research interest is the comparative history of towns in western (Ireland) and central Europe. She is author of Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 4, Kells (1990) with Katharine Simms and joint editor (with Howard B. Clarke) of Lords and towns in Medieval Europe (2015).