The First Irish Cities An Eighteenth-century Transformation David Dickson

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
22 Sep 2020
ISBN:
9780300229462
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
320 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
38 color + 28 b-w illus. + 2 maps

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.

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.