Map-making, Landscapes and Memory – Colonial and early modern Ireland c.1530-1750.
Cork, Cork University Press in association with Field Day, 2005. Large Octavo (18 cm x 24.5 cm). XXIII, 584 pages. Beautifully illustrated with plates and maps (some in colour). Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition. [Critical conditions – Field Day Essays and Monographs – Edited by Seamus Deane – Volume 16].
Includes for example the following chapters: Making the Documents of Conquest speak / Maps as Instrument of Conquest / Maps versus Memory – Exploring the Hidden Islands / The Transformation of Ireland 1641 – 1654: Wars of the “Body-Politic” / William Petty and the Construction of Cromwellian Ireland / Society, Settlement and Immigration in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Ireland: The Evidence of the 1659-Census / Revolutionary Changes in the Territorial Organization of Irish Society, 1530 – 1750 / Upheavals in Economy, Family Naming Patterns and Language, 1530-1750 / Global Contact – Ireland and America – England’s First Frontiers / Regional Case-Studies – Dublin County / County Kilkenny – Territorial, Social and Settlement Hierarchies / County Tipperary: Property, Patronage and Population / etc.
This is the first engagement by a historical geographer in one book of this most formative and revolutionary period (c. 1550-c. 1750) in Ireland’s history. Using the twin concepts of ‘colonialism’ and ‘early modernity’, the book comprises a geographical analysis of the conquest and settlement of Ireland by the New English (and Scottish) and the consequences of this often violent and deep-seated intrusion upon the cultures and landscapes of pre-existing Irish societies. (Publisher’s Info)