Old World Colony - Cork and South Munster 1630-1830 (Hardcover)


This is a groundbreaking study of Cork's rise from insignificance to international importance as a city and port, and of South Munster's development from agricultural hinterland to one of early modern Ireland's wealthiest regions and a symbol of a new commercial order.
Reconstructing the framework of a pre-modern regional society in a way never before attempted for Ireland, Old World Colony integrates social, economic, and political history across the heartlands of "the Hidden Ireland" from the seventeenth century's civil wars to Catholic emancipation in the 1820s. Dickson shows that colonization and commerce transformed the region, but at a price: even in South Munster's formative years, the problems of pre-Famine Ireland-gross income inequality and land scarcity-were already evident.

Co-published with Cork University Press, Ireland
Wisconsin edition for sale only in the U.S., its territories and possessions, and Canada.
"A masterful account. . . . So finely nuanced and meticulously researched that it effectively raises the historiographical bar for Irish regional history."--James G. Patterson, "H-Atlantic, H-Net Reviews"


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This is a groundbreaking study of Cork's rise from insignificance to international importance as a city and port, and of South Munster's development from agricultural hinterland to one of early modern Ireland's wealthiest regions and a symbol of a new commercial order.
Reconstructing the framework of a pre-modern regional society in a way never before attempted for Ireland, Old World Colony integrates social, economic, and political history across the heartlands of "the Hidden Ireland" from the seventeenth century's civil wars to Catholic emancipation in the 1820s. Dickson shows that colonization and commerce transformed the region, but at a price: even in South Munster's formative years, the problems of pre-Famine Ireland-gross income inequality and land scarcity-were already evident.

Co-published with Cork University Press, Ireland
Wisconsin edition for sale only in the U.S., its territories and possessions, and Canada.
"A masterful account. . . . So finely nuanced and meticulously researched that it effectively raises the historiographical bar for Irish regional history."--James G. Patterson, "H-Atlantic, H-Net Reviews"

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General

Imprint

University of Wisconsin Press

Country of origin

United States

Series

History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora

Release date

June 2005

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First published

June 2005

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Dimensions

254 x 178 x 58mm (L x W x T)

Format

Hardcover - Cloth over boards / With dust jacket

Pages

744

ISBN-13

978-0-299-21180-6

Barcode

9780299211806

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LSN

0-299-21180-0



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