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Famine, Land and Culture in Ireland

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Bastardy and the Great Famine - Ireland 1845-50; famine evictions; Parnell, Davitt and the Irish land question; Davitt after the Land League; agricultural labourers and the land question; landlords and the land question, 1879 1909; the hidden history of the Irish land war - a guide to local resources; an Irish school of art? Depictions of the landscape in a critical period; land and Liam O'Flaherty; women, work and memory in rural Ireland; a rural policy for the 21st century.

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Carla King studied at University College Dublin and at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. She is a lecturer in Modern History at St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, in Dublin.


"an interdisciplinary collection of essays, which ranges from the painstakingly researched to lightly-annotated-but-generally-insightful contributions." Irish Studies Review 9 (3) 2001 "Eleven papers, some of them specific pieces of original research, others general analyses ... edited by Carla King into a fine collection which focuses mainly on the land question. The editor's succinct introduction points to parallels between the Irish and European experience." Irish Historical Studies 2001 "The book is very sound on the cultural emanations from the famine, the growth of an Irish school of art and the influence of Paul Henry, a devotee of Achill Island. The influence of the land on Liam O'Flaherty and his work is discussed at length." Books Ireland Oct 2001

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