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Dickson, Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster 1630-1830.

Dickson, Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster 1630-1830.

Dickson, David. Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster 1630-1830. Cork, Cork University Press, 2005. 17.5 cm x 25 cm. XVII, 726 pages. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Excellent, as new condition.

Includes the following chapters: The Lost Peace: South Munster before 1641 / Destiny Manifest 1641-1691 / Regime of the Gentry / Our Wealth by Trade / Quays of the Kingdom / From Civility to Improvement / The Ascendancy of Grass 1650-1770 / The Long Peace / Transformation of the Townland / Middlemen and Micro-Farmers / Great Expectations: Trade and Manufacturing / The Frontiers of Commercialization / Competing Narratives c. 1770-1798 / Beyond the Colony 1799-1830 / Afterword.

″An exploration of the long-term development of an Irish region, South Munster, from the eve of the 1641 rising to the era of Catholic Emancipation from one of Ireland’s best known scholars of the period. The study examines both social and economic development and cultural and political change in the region across six generations.
This ground-breaking study traces the fortunes of one of Ireland’s wealthiest regions between 1630 and 1830. South Munster’s strengths were its agricultural resources and its prime Atlantic location, and the rise of the city of Cork from insignificance to international importance was critical in the exploitation of this wealth as well as being symbolic of a new commercial order. Cork’s wholesale hinterland embraced much of Kerry, Waterford and Co. Cork itself, and the study eaxamines the whole of the region. ‘Old world colony’ traces how rural society and farming evolved, and surveys the world of landowners and of the marginalized, of wealthy merchants and the teeming masses of the towns. It seeks to integrate what is usually set apart – social, economic and political history – in a fresh and unfamiliar panorama of material and public life across the heartlands of ‘the Hidden Ireland’ from the era of civil war and expropriation in the seventeenth century to the era of Catholic resurgence in the 1820s. Colonization and commerce transformed the region, but change came at a price. Many of the problems of pre-Famine Ireland – gross income inequality and land scarcity – were precociously evident in South Munster. This study therefore sets the more familiar landmarks of the nineteenth century – agrarian conflict, structural poverty, and the collapse of food supply – in a new and more complex historical framework.
”—an engrossing read, rich in detail, wonderfully nuanced, and meticulously researched.” (Irishinterest)

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Dickson, Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster 1630-1830.
Dickson, Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster 1630-1830.