Figures in a Famine Landscape (Paperback)

Ciaran O Murchadha

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Figures in a Famine Landscape is a ground-breaking study that follows a number of individuals involved in different public capacities in a particularly afflicted district of Ireland during the Great Famine. The thinking and actions of each had a major effect on the existences - and the survival - of scores of thousands of the destitute poor in Ireland at a crucial point in the country's history. Among these figures are an outspoken newspaper editor; two clergymen (one Catholic, one Protestant); two highly qualified and busy physicians; two landlords and an exterminating agent; a Board of Works official and a Poor Law inspector. Taking an exhaustive approach to source material that includes private diaries, letters, official reports and correspondence, police files, parliamentary papers and a wealth of newspapers, in this enthralling study the author builds up an in-depth, almost microscopic picture of each individual, providing a unique and very human lens through which to view the Great Famine.


Product Details

  • Product code: AZHPB
  • ISBN: 9781472511553
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 16.0cm x 23.4cm
  • Pages: 240
  • Publish date: Thu Sep 08 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 20

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