Dublin: A Cultural History

Dublin: A Cultural History

by Siobhan Kilfeather, Terry Eagleton
     
 

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Europe's most westerly capital city was established by invaders and was for most of its history the locus of colonial administration, the engine room of foreign power, and a major site of indigenous resistance. From The Act of Union through nineteenth-century decline and into the early years of Irish independence it was a city identified with poverty, dirt, and

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Europe's most westerly capital city was established by invaders and was for most of its history the locus of colonial administration, the engine room of foreign power, and a major site of indigenous resistance. From The Act of Union through nineteenth-century decline and into the early years of Irish independence it was a city identified with poverty, dirt, and decaying splendor. The Celtic Tiger produced sweeping changes, including massive new building projects, and the surprising revelation that Dublin has become fashionable. Siobhán Kilfeather finds the legacy of the past undergoing a series of transformations in the vibrant atmosphere of contemporary Dublin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195182026
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
Cityscapes Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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