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Luxury and austerity

Author: Colm Lennon; Jacqueline R Hill
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 1999.
Series: Historical studies, 21.
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This collection of essays begins with an examination of the changing theories of luxury and austerity since classical times and other papers apply the theme to the history of Ireland and Britain.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colm Lennon; Jacqueline R Hill
ISBN: 1900621223 9781900621229
OCLC Number: 69647924
Notes: Papers read before the 23rd Irish Conference of Historians, held at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, 16-18 May 1997.
Description: xiii, 242 pages : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Austerity, necessity and luxury, Christopher, J. Berry; the idea of monastic austerity in early Ireland, Colman Etchingham; concepts of generosity in early modern England, Felicity Heal; "Dives" and Lazarus in 16th-century Ireland, Colm Lennon; public and private uses of wealth in Ireland c. 1660 - 1760, Toby Barnard; hospitality housekeeping and high living in 18th-century Ireland, L.A. Clarkson; matters material and luxurious, 18th and early 9th century Irish linen consumption, Brenda Collins; "the whole country was in motion" - mendicancy and vagrancy in pre-famine Ireland, Laurence M. Geary; the charities and famine in mid 19th-century Ireland, Tim P. O'Neill; Irish presbyterians and the great famine, David W. Miller; luxury and austerity, patronage and charity - landlords and a Galway convent in the 19th century, John Maiben Gilmartin; Poverty and plenty, the Victorian contrast, Asa Briggs; "a living saint if ever there was one" - work, austerity and authority in the lives of Irish women of the house, 1921-1961, Caitriona Clear.
Series Title: Historical studies, 21.
Responsibility: edited by Jacqueline Hill and Colm Lennon.


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"a timely reminder that no matter how wealthy Ireland has become, great austerity still exists in the midst of great luxury for a minority, which, on the evidence presented in this fine book, is Read more...

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