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Landlords and Tenants in Mid-Victorian Ireland - W. E. Vaughan

Landlords and Tenants in Mid-Victorian Ireland

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Published: 17th February 1994
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This is a study of relations between landlords and tenants in Ireland between the great famine and the land war. Based on a remarkably wide range of primary sources, most notably collections of estate papers, it is a comprehensive and wide-ranging analysis, in which W. E. Vaughan explores evictions, rents, tenant right, estate management, agrarian outrages, and tenants' resistance to landlords. Dr Vaughan questions many assumptions about landlord-tenant relations that hitherto have been uncritically accepted. In place of the conventional image of predatory and allpowerful landlords, and oppressed, impoverished tenants, Dr Vaughan presents a scholarly and nuanced picture of complex mutual accommodation, thus revising the traditional view of land relations in nineteenth-century Ireland.

'nothing as thorough as this masterly analysis of estate management between the Famine and the Land War has appeared before' Times Literary Supplement `This is a scholarly, sober treatment of landlords in the second half of the 19th century ... It draws on a huge bibliography and a very impressive and extensive array of estate papers and official reports, so that it is a work of deep scholarship ... It this is an example of revisionism, it is a worthy example, particularly in terms of bringing fresh material to light and a new insight to bear.' The Irish Times `This work is not a simple restatement of the revisionist position and thus should be of interest to Irish historians. Vaughan provides a broad and comprehensive description and analysis of the mid-Victorian Irish land system.' The Historian `his work...has been essential reading for anyone interested in the subject. For what is primarily a complex work of social and economic history of the first importance, this book is compellingly readable and superbly written.' Bullan `an authoritative study of landlord tenant relations in Ireland from the Great Famine to the Land War...Impressive evidence, both quantitative and non-quantitative, is brought to bear on a large number of aspects of the Irish land question...Vaughan has provided the basis for stimulating debate for years to come. he wanted to be provocative and has succeeded admirably. In addition, he has plugged a number of holes in our knowledge of the Irish land question. On the wgole, as one can expect of a historian of Vaughan's calibre, thuis is a first-rate piece of scholarship.' Albion `the first work to look deeply as well as broadly at the theory and practice of estate life as it was lived between 1850 and 1880.' English Historical Review

Forewordp. v
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Landlords and Tenantsp. 1
Evictionsp. 20
The Movement and Level of Rentsp. 44
The Tenant-Right Customp. 67
Estate Managementp. 103
Agrarian Outragesp. 138
Conclusionp. 217
Eviction Statistics, 1849-1887p. 229
Civil Bill Ejectments and Ordinary Civil Bills, 1866-1886p. 232
Counties Ranked According to Evictions, 1851-1880p. 233
Counties Ranked According to Evictions During Four Periods, 1849-1882p. 235
Fieris, Haberes, and Warrants Issued to Special Bailiffs for the Ejectment of Cottiers and Town Tenants, 1863-1886p. 237
The Movement of Rents on Eleven Estatesp. 238
Arrears on Twelve Estatesp. 241
Rent Receipts on Twelve Estatesp. 244
Agricultural Output, Rents, Potatoes, and the Cost of Labour, 1850-1886p. 247
the Tenement Valuationp. 251
the Trinity College, Dublin Leasing Powers Act (14 & 15 VIct., C. Cxxviii (1 Aug. 1185))p. 256
Rents Based on the Tcd Leasing Powers Actp. 261
Alternative Methods of Increasing Rents, 1850-1886p. 263
Counties Ranked According to Valuation of Land Per Acre, Percentage of Land Under Tillage, and Valuation of Holdingsp. 267
Counties Ranked According to Quality of Their Rural Housing in 1851 and 1881p. 269
Counties Ranked According to the Quality of Their Land and Housesp. 271
Compensation Under Sections 3, 4, and 7 of the Land Act, 1870p. 273
Expenditure on Nine Estates, 1850-1880p. 277
Agrarian Outrages and Other Outrages Returned by the Constabulary, 1844-1893p. 279
Counties Ranked According to Serious Crime, 1851-1880p. 281
Counties Ranked According to Agrarian Outrages, 1851-1880p. 283
Counties Ranked According to Agrarian Outrages Committed During Four Crises, 1848-1882p. 285
Select Bibliographyp. 289
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ISBN: 9780198203568
ISBN-10: 019820356X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 17th February 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.73