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Famine, Land and Culture in Ireland

Carla King (author)
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Publication date:
20th July 2000

Author Biography

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.


Land has been a dominant theme in modern Irish history, extending to political and cultural issues as well as permeating social and economic ones. Recent scholarship has uncovered a picture richer in detail and more complex in its development than traditional images of the land question would suggest. This collection of eleven essays takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject of land in Ireland, from the time of the Great Famine to present and even future issues. It will be of interest to those concerned with the land and rural society in Ireland, past and present, and with the influence of these in shaping Irish culture.