The First Irish Cities: An Eighteenth-Century Transformation

The First Irish Cities: An Eighteenth-Century Transformation

by David Dickson

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Overview

The untold story of a group of Irish cities and their remarkable development before the age of industrialization

A backward corner of Europe in 1600, Ireland was transformed during the following centuries. This was most evident in the rise of its cities, notably Dublin and Cork. David Dickson explores ten urban centers and their patterns of physical, social, and cultural evolution, relating this to the legacies of a violent past, and he reflects on their subsequent partial eclipse. Beautifully illustrated, this account reveals how the country’s cities were distinctive and—through the Irish diaspora—influential beyond Ireland’s shores.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300229462
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 06/08/2021
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Dickson is professor emeritus of Modern History in Trinity College Dublin. His previous books include Dublin: The Making of a Capital City, Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster 1630–1830, and New Foundations: Ireland 1660–1800, Revised Edition.

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