Dublin: The Making of a Capital City (Hardback)
  • Dublin: The Making of a Capital City (Hardback)
zoom

Dublin: The Making of a Capital City (Hardback)

(author)
£25.95
Hardback 736 Pages
Published: 24/11/2014
Notify me when available

Stay one step ahead and let us notify you when this item is next available to order.

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 have left their mark on Dublin and its inhabitants. Dublin occupies a unique place in Irish history and the Irish imagination. To chronicle its vast and varied history is to tell the story of Ireland.

David Dickson's magisterial history brings Dublin vividly to life beginning with its medieval incarnation and progressing through the neoclassical eighteenth century, when for some it was the "Naples of the North," to the Easter Rising that convulsed a war-weary city in 1916, to the bloody civil war that followed the handover of power by Britain, to the urban renewal efforts at the end of the millennium. He illuminates the fate of Dubliners through the centuries-clergymen and officials, merchants and land speculators, publishers and writers, and countless others-who have been shaped by, and who have helped to shape, their city. He reassesses 120 years of Anglo-Irish Union, during which Dublin remained a place where rival creeds and politics struggled for supremacy. A book as rich and diverse as its subject, Dublin reveals the intriguing story behind the making of a capital city.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674744448
Number of pages: 736
Weight: 1247 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 53 mm

You may also be interested in...

Making Sense of the Troubles
Added to basket
The Battle of Britain
Added to basket
Witches
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A History Of Scotland
Added to basket
A History of Ancient Britain
Added to basket
The Norman Conquest
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Seasons in the Sun
Added to basket
How England Made the English
Added to basket
The Balfour Declaration
Added to basket
Tudor
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The English Civil War
Added to basket
Civil War
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
How to be a Victorian
Added to basket
State of Emergency
Added to basket
Austerity Britain, 1945-1951
Added to basket
The Churchill Factor
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: