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Last Name
Appalachian State University
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Viking-Age, Ireland, Celt, women, economic, urban, textile, food, experiential
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About Me

Mary Valante completed her Ph.D. in Medieval History with a minor in Archaeology at Pennsylvania State University. In addition to these specializations, Dr. Valante has studied specific subfields like Roman History, Irish Studies, and a number of languages.

Recent Publications

“Fleets, Forts and the Geography of Toirdelbach Ua Conchobair’s Bid for the High Kingship,” in Terry Barry and Vicky McAlister, Editors, Space and Settlement in Medieval Ireland (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015), 48-63.

“Family Relics and Viking Kingship in Ireland,” Eolas: The Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies 6 (2013), 88-106.

“Castrating Monks: Vikings, Slave Trade and the Value of Eunuchs,” in Larissa Tracy, Editor, Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2013), 174-187.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, Ireland, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Economic History, Food History, Slavery, Urban History, Women