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Dublin : the making of a capital city

Author: David Dickson
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press editionView all editions and formats
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"Dublin has experienced great--and often astonishing--change in its 1,400 year history. It has been the largest urban center on a deeply contested island since towns first appeared west of the Irish Sea. There have been other contested cities in the European and Mediterranean world, but almost no European capital city, David Dickson maintains, has seen sharper discontinuities and reversals in its history--and these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Dickson
ISBN: 9780674744448 0674744446
OCLC Number: 877853284
Description: xviii, 718 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The fashioning of a capital: 1600-1647 --
Court city: 1647-1690 --
Injured lady: 1690-1750 --
'This now great metropolis': 1750-1780 --
Patriot town: 1780-1798 --
Apocalypse deferred: 1798-1830 --
A tale of four cities: 1830-1880 --
Whose Dublin? 1880-1913 --
Eruption: 1913-1919 --
A capital once again: 1920-1940 --
The modern turn: 1940-1972 --
Millennium city: 1972-2000.
Responsibility: David Dickson.

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As rich and diverse as its subject, Dickson's magisterial history brings 1,400 years of Dublin vividly to life: from its medieval incarnation through the neoclassical eighteenth century, the Easter  Read more...

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