A History of Settlement in Ireland provides a stimulating and thought-provoking overview of the settlement history of Ireland from prehistory to the present day. Particular attention is paid to the issues of settlement change and distribution within the contexts of:
The collection goes further by setting the agenda for future research in this rapidly expanding area of academic interest.
This volume will be essential reading for all those with an interest in the archaeology, history and social geography of Ireland.
'It is invaluable. All the chapters carry authority. They clearly and confidently guide the novice, but also contain much to interest even the expert.' - Toby Barnard, Irish Economic and Social History
'This volume is an excellent review of past work and current outlooks which will be of value both to those who know Irish settlement archaeology well, and to those who wish to acquire a working knowledge of the nature and enigmas of the subject.' - Society for Medieval Archaeology
'The various essays in this volume come together very effectively as a coherent and well-judged text ... it makes for a very successful book.' - The Agricultural History Review