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County Down

County History & Society Series

Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County

County Down: History & Society front cover
Lindsay Proudfoot (Ed.)

698 pp, 64 plates, 42 figures
ISBN 0 906602 80 7
RRP: €60.00
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The tenth volume in the Irish County History Series. This is the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary study ever undertaken on Down. Archaeologists, medievalists, Celtic scholars, geographers, placename scholars and historians of economics, culture and politics combine to provide an attractive account of this key region.

Twenty-three original essays by distinguished scholars place Down in its local, national and European contexts.

Lindsay Proudfoot (Ed.)

All interested in getting to know Ireland through its regions. Down people at home and abroad. Suitable for both the academic and general reader.

228 x 152 mm, 694 pp, 64 plates, 43 figures


Introduction (Lindsay Proudfoot)

  • Down in Prehistory
  • Farming and Food in Medieval Lecale
  • The Early Church in County Down to the Twelfth Century
  • County Down in the Later Middle Ages
  • The Diocese of Dromore on the Eve of the Tudor Reformation
  • The social world of county Down in the seventeenth century
  • The Magennis lordship of Iveagh in the early modern period, 1534 to 1691
  • Land Ownership and Improvement, c.1700-1845
  • Trees and Woodlands of County Down
  • Rebels and Radicals: the United Irishmen in County Down
  • Landowners and parlimentary elections in county Down, 1801-1921
  • The Provision and Practice of Prison Reform in County Down 1745-1894
  • The Great Famine in County Down
  • Population Change in County Down 1841-1911
  • The Herring Industry in County Down 1840-1940
  • The Irish Language in County Down
  • Religion and Society. Protestantism in nineteenth-century County Down
  • The Catholic chapel and the Catholic community: observance and tradition in nineteenth-century County Down
  • Beliefs in County Down Folklore
  • Rural paths of Capitalist development: Class formation, paternalism and gender in County Down's linen industry
  • Communications in County Down
  • East Belfast and the suburbanisation of north-west County Down during the nineteenth century
  • Select Historical Bibliography

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