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Improving Ireland? : projectors, prophets and profiteers, 1641-1786

Author: T C Barnard
Publisher: Dublin : Four Courts, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The idea of improvement featured consistently in schemes to transform Ireland into a prosperous, peaceful and English place. In a series of linked studies this topic is explored from the mid-17th century to the mid-18th century.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barnard, T.C. (Toby Christopher).
Improving Ireland?
Dublin : Four Courts, 2008
(OCoLC)647421071
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T C Barnard
ISBN: 9781846820557 1846820553
OCLC Number: 220016352
Description: 192 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The cult and cultures of improvement --
Sir William Petty, Irish landowner and improver --
Interests in Ireland : Richard Lawrence as improver --
Improving Ireland's past --
Improvement, imagination and antiquarianism in mid-eighteenth-century Ireland : the earls of Egmont and Lohort Castle, County Cork --
The worlds of an improving Galway squire : Robert French of Monivea, 1716-79 --
Ireland improved?
Responsibility: Toby Barnard.
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The idea of improvement featured consistently in schemes to transform Ireland into a prosperous, peaceful and English place. In a series of linked studies this topic is explored from the mid-17th century to the mid-18th century.

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