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County Waterford

County History & Society Series

Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County

County Waterford: History & Society front cover

William Nolan, Thomas P. Power (Ed.)
(1992)

754 pp, 28 plates, 85 figures
ISBN 0 906602 20 3
Hardback
Price: €60.00

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Description
The fourth volume in the Irish County History Series. This is the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary study ever undertaken on Waterford. Archaeologists, medievalists, Celtic scholars, geographers, placename scholars and historians of economics, culture and politics combine to provide an attractive account of this key region

Features
Twenty-nine original essays by distinguished scholars place Waterford in its local, national and European contexts.

Editors
William Nolan is lecturer in Geography, University College, Dublin.
Thomas P. Power is a Historian in Ontario, Canada

Readership
All interested in getting to know Ireland through its regions. Waterford people at home and abroad. Suitable for both the academic and general reader.

Format/Extent
228 x 152 mm, 754 pp, 28 plates, 85 figures

  • The prehistory of County Waterford
  • The monastery of Lismore, A.D. 638-1111
  • Late Viking Age settlement in Waterford City
  • Romanesque architecture and sculpture at Ardmore
  • The topographical development of Scandinavian and Anglo-Norman Waterford City
  • Anglo-Norman County Waterford 1200-1300
  • Mayors and merchants in medieval Waterford 1169-1495
  • Church, crown and corporation in Waterford city, 1520-1620
  • County Waterford from the Civil Survey
  • Electoral politics in Waterford City 1692-1832
  • Scríobhaithe Phort Lairge 1700-1900
  • The 'Principal Inhabitants' of County Waterford in 1746
  • The corporation of Waterford in the eighteenth century
  • The Waterford colony in Newfoundland 1700-1850
  • Vessels, masters and seafaring: Patterns in Waterford voyages 1766-1771
  • Thomas Hussey, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore 1797-1803 and the Rebellion of 1798
  • Trade and society in Waterford City 1800-1840
  • Politics, land and rural conflict in County Waterford c.1830-1845
  • The agricultural trade of the port of Waterford 1809-1909
  • The estate system in mid-nineteenth century County Waterford
  • A typology of settlement and society in County Waterford c.1850
  • The workhouse system in County Waterford 1838-1923
  • The bilingual programme of instruction in the County Waterford Gaeltacht 1904-1922
  • The folklore of County Waterford
  • Trades Councils in Waterford City
  • Seanchas ó Chnoc na Faille
  • Industry in Waterford City 1932-1962
  • The development of the dairy industry in County Waterford
  • A select bibliography of County Waterford

    County Waterford: History & Society back cover



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