The Personality of Ireland: Habitat, Heritage and History [NOOK Book]

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I well remember the excitement I felt at the first publication in 1973 of The Personality of Ireland... I knew I was reading one of the most important books of my life' - Paul Durcan This classic study of Irish culture, extensively illustrated with photographs, maps and drawings, and reissued with a new foreword and an updated bibliography, gives a detailed yet panoramic view of Ireland. It follows in the great tradition of French historiography, adding the testament of landscape, antiquities and folk custom to ...
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The Personality of Ireland: Habitat, Heritage and History

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Overview

I well remember the excitement I felt at the first publication in 1973 of The Personality of Ireland... I knew I was reading one of the most important books of my life' - Paul Durcan This classic study of Irish culture, extensively illustrated with photographs, maps and drawings, and reissued with a new foreword and an updated bibliography, gives a detailed yet panoramic view of Ireland. It follows in the great tradition of French historiography, adding the testament of landscape, antiquities and folk custom to that of document-based history as a primary source of knowledge of our past. It is a justly acclaimed, stimulating work of instruction, entertainment and enlightenment. 'The totally convincing case Evans puts forward is for a synthesis of geography, archaeology, anthropology and recorded history - an interpenetration of these sciences which he himself manages to raise to the level of historical art S no one claiming an interest in Irish history should fail to peruse [it] regularly.' - Robert Kee 'Owing to the reach of his mind and his skills as a writer, his works remain fresh and useful to a new generation' - Henry Glassie 'A classic study of Irish culture ... essential reading for students of Irish history and should be compulsory for all politicians interested in Ireland's future' - Fortnight 'A tremendously stimulating book, and one which can be highly recommended to all.' - Paul Gosling
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843513483
  • Publisher: Lilliput Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 513,978
  • File size: 17 MB
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Habitat, heritage and history: an anthropogeographic view; 2. The Irish habitat; 3. The Irish heritage; 4. The personality of Ireland; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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