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The First Irish Cities: An Eighteenth-Century Transformation

David Dickson


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. The book explores ten urban centers and their patterns of physical, social, and cultural evolution, relating this to the legacies of a violent past, and it reflects on their subsequent partial eclipse. Beautifully illustrated, the book reveals how the country's cities were distinctive and — through the Irish diaspora — influential beyond Ireland's shores.

Keywords: Ireland, Dublin, Cork, Irish diaspora

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780300229462
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300229462.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Dickson, author
Trinity College Dublin