The Great Irish Famine

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Irish Books & Media, 1995 - History - 283 pages
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This is the most wide-ranging series of essays ever published on the Great Irish Famine and will prove of lasting interest to the general reader. Leading historians, economists, geographers - from Ireland, Britain and the United States - have assembled the most up-to-date research from a wide spectrum of disciplines including medicine, folklore and literature, to give the fullest account yet of the background and consequences of the famine. Contributors include Dr Kevin Whelan, Professor Mary Daly, Professor James Donnelly and Professor Cormac O Grada. The Great Irish Famine is the first major series of essays of the famine to be published in Ireland for almost fifty years.

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This is a considered, balance and evocative edited collection. Unusually for books of this type, the chapters and individual research projects do align and connect. There are specific studies of folk ... Read full review


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Pre and PostFamine Landscape Change
The Great Famine and Irish Politics

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Cathal Poirteir is a social historian, broadcaster and producer with RTE.

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