Author David Dickson in conversation with Tommy Graham (editor, History Ireland)
The untold story of a group of Irish cities and their remarkable development before the age of industrialization. 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.
The First Irish Cities: an eighteenth-century transformation is published by Yale University Press.
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