Land has been a dominant theme in modern Irish history, extending to political and cultural issues as well as permeating social and economic ones. Recent scholarship has uncovered a picture richer in detail and more complex in its development than traditional images of the land question would suggest. This collection of eleven essays takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject of land in Ireland, from the time of the Great Famine to present and even future issues. It will be of interest to those concerned with the land and rural society in Ireland, past and present, and with the influence of these in shaping Irish culture.
"an interdisciplinary collection of essays, which ranges from the painstakingly researched to lightly-annotated-but-generally-insightful contributions." Irish Studies Review 9 (3) 2001 "Eleven papers, some of them specific pieces of original research, others general analyses ... edited by Carla King into a fine collection which focuses mainly on the land question. The editor's succinct introduction points to parallels between the Irish and European experience." Irish Historical Studies 2001 "The book is very sound on the cultural emanations from the famine, the growth of an Irish school of art and the influence of Paul Henry, a devotee of Achill Island. The influence of the land on Liam O'Flaherty and his work is discussed at length." Books Ireland Oct 2001
Bastardy and the Great Famine - Ireland 1845-50; famine evictions; Parnell, Davitt and the Irish land question; Davitt after the Land League; agricultural labourers and the land question; landlords and the land question, 1879 1909; the hidden history of the Irish land war - a guide to local resources; an Irish school of art? Depictions of the landscape in a critical period; land and Liam O'Flaherty; women, work and memory in rural Ireland; a rural policy for the 21st century.
Series: ELEANOR BRASCH
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: University College Dublin Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.36