An Historical Geography of Ireland - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122948817, 9780080918433

An Historical Geography of Ireland

1st Edition

Authors: B. Graham L. Proudfoot
eBook ISBN: 9780080918433
Paperback ISBN: 9780122948817
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th January 1993
Page Count: 454
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An Historical Geography of Ireland offers students a comprehensive reassessment of the evolution of society and economy in Ireland, presenting an informed account of how that past illuminates the present. In this volume distinguished scholars synthesize recent research in Irish historical geography and economic history and present it in an explicit theoretical framework. Starting from the ninth century and continuing to the present it examines both the internal and external forces that have shaped Ireland.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive historical geography of Ireland in one volume
  • Covers the Irish diaspora, especially to the US
  • Starts from the ninth century and continues to the present day
  • Places Ireland in its international context


AUDIENCE: Third- and fourth year undergraduate and postgraduate students in geography, history, economic and social history.

Table of Contents

Contributors. Acknowledgements. List of Illustrations. List of Tables.

B.J. Graham, Early Medieval Ireland: Settlement as an Indicator of Economic and Social Transformation.

B.J. Graham, The High Middle Ages.

T.B. Barry, Date Medieval Ireland: The Debate on Social and Economic Transformation.

R. Gillespie, Explorers, Exploiters and Entrepreneurs: Early Modern Ireland and its Context.

L. Kennedy and L.A. Clarkson, Secular Trends and Regional Variation in Irish Population.

L.J. Proudfoot, Regionalism and Localism: Religious Change and Social Protest.

L.J. Proudfoot , Spatial Transformation and Social Agency: Property Society and Improvement.

S.A. Royle, Industrialisation, Urbanisation and Urban Society in Post-Famine Ireland.

M. Turner, Rural Economies in Post-Famine Ireland.

C.J. Houston and W.J. Smyth, The Irish Diaspora: Emigration to the New World.

B. Collins, The Irish in Britain.

W.J. Smyth, The Making of Ireland: Agendas and Perspectives in Cultural Geography.


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About the Author

B. Graham

Brian Graham is a Senior Lecturer in Geography in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of Ulster in Coleraine.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Ulster at Coleraine, U.K.

L. Proudfoot

Lindsay Proudfoot is a Lecturer in Geography in the School of Geosciences at The Queen's University of Belfast.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Geosciences, The Queen's University of Belfast, U.K.


"A worthwhile and interesting read." --IRISH HISTORIC SETTLEMENT NEWSLETTER

"The book is particularly suited for study at university level. The volume is greatly enhanced by a large number of well produced maps... This publication is a most welcome synthesis of recent work well-suited for the teaching and researching of Irelandshistorical geography." --GEOGRAPHY

"Taken as a whole the volume provides a timely syntesis which deserves a wide readership in geography, history, and European Studies." --J.M. Powell in ANNALS of AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS

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