Mayo's Lost Islands: The Inishkeas
Though he says islands provide a good testing ground for microhistory, Dornon notes that there are no other studies of the Inishkea Islands to compare against his approach. Other problems to overcome are that at the time of the study, no one was living on the islands to provide information or agains
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