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1st Edition

The Development of the Irish Town

Edited By

R. A. Butlin

  • Available for pre-order on May 9, 2023. Item will ship after May 30, 2023
ISBN 9780367771348
May 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
150 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1977, and now with an updated new Preface, this volume covers the question of Irish urban origins in the pre-Norman period, the character and development of the medieval towns, the changing forms and functions of towns and cities in the early modern period. It also examines the substantial changes in size and form effected by population growth and town planning in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Ireland’s urban history is unique and particularly interesting for the way it contrasts with developments in the urban history of western Europe. Unlike most west European regions, it was not colonised by the Romans.

Table of Contents

1. Urban and Proto-Urban Settlements in Pre-Norman Ireland R. A. Butlin 2. The Towns of Medieval Ireland B. J. Graham 3. Irish Towns in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries R. A. Butlin 4. Irish Towns in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries T. W. Freeman.

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R. A. Butlin is Emeritus Professor of Geography and visiting research fellow at the University of Leeds.