Francis Xavier Martin

Biographical information

1922-2000 [F. X. Martin]; b. Co. Kerry; ed. UCD and Rome; ordained Augustinian; Prof. Med. Hist. UCD, 1962- ; issued Friar Nugent [ ...] Counter Reformation (1962); Diarmait Mac Murchada (1977); ed. The Irish Voluteers (1963); The Howth Gun-Running (1964); ed. Eoin MacNeil, Scholar and Man of Action 1867-1945, by Michael Tierney, [O.S.B.] (1973, OUP 1980); co-ed., with T. W. Moody, The Course of Irish History (Cork 1967, rev. 1984); ed. A New History of Ireland, Vol. 3 (1976) as well as the “chronology” and gen. tables in Vol. 8 (1983) and Vol. 9 (1984); also editor of A New History of Ireland, Vols. 3, 8 & 9; centrally involved in resisting Corporation building at historic Wood Quay, Dublin, he was the bearer of the legal damages and the object of a public funding answering to same; MRIA. DIW

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Ecclesiastical history
  • ‘The Augustinian order on the eve of the Reformation’, in Miscellanea Ecclesiasticae, 2: [Bibliothèque de la revue d’histoire ecclésiastique, Fascicule 44] (q.d.);
  • Sources for the History of the Irish Capuchins (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Frati Minori Cappuccini, 1956), 13pp.;
  • The Augustinian Friaries in Pre-Reformation Ireland (Louvain: “Nova et vetera” 1956), pp.348-84: ills. [map];
  • The Tirry documents in the Archives de France, Paris [extract from “Archivium Hibernicum, 20, 1957] (Maynooth: Catholic Record Society of Ireland, 1957), 27pp.;
  • Church of St. Augustine and St. John the Baptist Centenary 1862-1962 [John’s Lane 1862-1962], compiled from the writings […] of Father F.X. Martin (Dublin [1962]), 51pp., ill. [ports., facs., map, & bibl.];
  • Friar Nugent: A Study of Francis Lavalin Nugent (1569-1635), Agent of the Counter-Reformation [Bibliotheca seraphico-capuccina, 21] (Rome: Capuchin Historical Institute; London: Methuen 1962), xxxv, 356pp., ill. [ports., map];
  • ‘The Writings of Giles of Viterbo’, Augustiniana , 29 ([Louvain]: Institutum Historicum Augustinianum 1979), pp.[141]-193;
  • Friar, Reformer, and Renaissance Scholar: Life and Work of Giles of Viterbo, 1469-1532 , with a foreword by John W. O’Malley [The Augustinian Series, 18] (Villanova, Pa.: Augustinian 1992), 424pp.
Edited collections
  • ed., with J.A. Richmond, From Augustine to Eriugena: Essays on Neoplatonism and Christianity in Honor of John O’Meara (Washington, D.C.: CUA Press [1991}, xxi, 190pp.;
  • ed., with Clare O’Reilly, The Irish Augustinians in Rome, 1656-1994, and Irish Augustinian Missions throughout the World [Augustinian House of Studies; Rome: The Augustinian Fathers 1994), 244pp., ill. [facs., maps, ports], 31 cm.;
  • ed., with J. A. Watt & J. B. Morrall, eds., Medieval Studies: Presented to Aubrey Gwynn (Dublin: Printed by C. O. Lochlainn [Three Candles] 1961) xi, 509 p: illus., fold. map, port].
  • with A. B. Scott, ed., trans. & annot., Expugnatis Hibernica: The Conquest of Ireland by Giraldus Cambrensis [New History of Ireland. Ancillary Publications, 3; Irish Medieval Texts , 1] (Dublin: RIA 1978), lxxix, 393pp., ill. [2pp. of pls. (1 fold); 1 facsim, 1genl.table], 25 cm.
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Medieval Irish history
  • The Crowning of a King at Dublin, 24 May 1487 (Dublin: Friends of Christ Church Cathedral, 1987), 31pp., ill [‘Given at the Joe Coady memorial lecture in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, on 24th May 1987’];
  • No Hero in the House: Diarmait Mac Murchada and the Coming of the Normans to Ireland [19th O’Donnell Lecture delivered at University College, Dublin, Dec. 1975] (Dublin: UCD 1975), 26pp.
  • ‘Bibliography of Patrician literature’, in Saint Patrick, ed. Rev. John Ryan, with a memoir by Michael Tierney by F.X. Martin (Dublin: Clonmore & Reynolds; London: Burns & Oates 1964), 240pp. [note confusion between Ryan, ed., St. Patrick, in Thomas Davis Lect. ser., RTE 1958, and Eoin MacNeill, St. Patrick, Clonmore 1934].
20th-century Irish history
  • The Easter Rising, 1916 and University College, Dublin , gen. ed. F. X. Martin (Dublin: Browne & Nolan 1966), viii, 130pp., ill.;
  • Louise Gavan Duffy ... [et al.], The Irish Volunteers, 1913-1915: recollections and Documents / edited by F. X. Martin ; foreword by Eamon de Valera (Dublin: Duffy, 1963), xviii, 207pp.;
  • ed., The Howth Gun-running and the Kilcoole Gun-running 1914: Recollections and Documents, with a foreword by Eamon de Valera (Dublin: Browne and Nolan 1964), xxvi, 201pp., ill.;
  • with T.W. Moody, ed., The Course of Irish History (Cork: Mercier Press 1967, 1968, 1977, 1978, 1984, 1994, 2001), 404pp. [infra];
  • ed., Leaders and Men of the Easter rising: Dublin 1916 (London: Methuen, 1967; Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press [1967]), xii, 276pp.;
  • ed., with F. J. Byrne, The Scholar Revolutionary: Eoin MacNeill, 1867-1945, and the Making of the New Ireland (Shannon: IUP [1973]), 429pp., ill., and Do., rep. as Eoin MacNeill: Scholar and Man of Action 1867-1945, by Michael Tierney [1894-1975] (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1980), xxii, 409pp. ills. [5pp. of pls.; ports.]

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Bibliographical details

A NEW HISTORY OF IRELAND [ser.]: with T. W. Moody & F. J. Byrne, ed., Early Modern Ireland, 1534-1691 [Vol. 3 ] (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1976, ), lxiii, 736pp., ill. [14pp. of pls., maps ], and Do [rep. & corr.] (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1978, 1989, 1991), lxiii, 788pp., ills. [14pp. of pls: facs., maps]; with F. J. Byrne, W. E. Vaughan, Art Cosgrove, J. R. Hill, Medieval Ireland 1169-1534 [Vol. 2] (Oxford: Clarendon Press [q.d.], lxii, 1002pp., ill. [48pp. of pls.: maps, plans, facs.]; with T. W. Moody, W. E. Vaughan , eds., Eighteenth-century Ireland 1691-1800 [Vol. 4] (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1986), lxiv, 849pp. ill [32pp. of pls.: maps, ports.]; with F. J. Byrne and Jacqueline R. Hill [vol. ed.], eds., Ireland, 1921-84 [Vol. 7] (Oxford: OUP [q.d.]), lxxxiii, 1057 p., ill. [48pp. of pls. [facsims., maps].

See also Irish historical chronologies as with T. W. Moody & F.J. Byrne, eds., A Companion to Irish History [A New History of Ireland; Vols. 8 & 9] (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1982-1984), viz., A Chronology of Irish History to 1976: A Companion to Irish History , Pt. 1 [ A New History of Ireland, Vol. 8] (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1982), xii, 591pp.; A Chronology of Irish History to 1976: A Companion to Irish History , Pt. 2 [ New History of Ireland, Vol. 9] (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1984), xiv, 674pp.

The Course of Irish History (Cork: Mercier Press 1967, 1968, 1977, 1978, 1984, 1994, 2001), 404pp. ill. [maps]. PREFACE: ‘From 24 January to 13 June 1966 a series of twenty-one programmes was transmitted by the television service of Radio Telefís Éireann […] the text of these programmes, revised and slightly adapted, is here published [...]’

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Howard Clarke & J. R. S. Phillips, eds., Ireland, England and the Continent in the Middle Ages and Beyond. Essays in Memory of a Turbulent Friar, F. X. Martin, OSA (UCD Press 2006), 408pp.

See also John Bradley, ed., Settlement and Society in Medieval Ireland: Studies presented to F.X. Martin [Irish Studies, 1; Studies in Irish Archaeology and History] (Kilkenny: Boethius Press 1988), xviii, 524 p: ill.

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