Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Mapping the Great Irish Famine: An Atlas of the Famine Years [Hardcover]

L.A. Clarkson , Paul S. Ell , Liam Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  
Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Store
Did you know you can use your mobile to trade in your unwanted books for an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card to spend on the things you want? Visit the Books Trade-In Store for more details or check out the Trade-In Amazon Mobile App Guidelines on how to trade in using a smartphone. Learn more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Find Your Way Home--Bestselling Sat Navs

    Plan ahead and avoid traffic jams with one of our bestselling sat navs from top brands including TomTom and Garmin. We also stock a great range of up-to-date and fully-routable maps for your device, including popular destinations such as France, Portugal, North America and Scotland.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press Ltd (Sep 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851823530
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851823536
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 22.4 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 160,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Synopsis

Mapping the Great Irish Famine provides the first comprehensive attempt to represent cartographically th e dramatic impact that the Great Potato Famine has had on Ir eland. '

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
This volume is an excellent source for anyone interested in Irish family history as well as those studying the demographics and economic geography of the famine years in Ireland.

It is well presented and very readable.

If you want to get a feel for the Ireland of the day, the conditions that shaped the movement of your family from the land, or from town to city and from there to a new life abroad, then is is a starting point for that journey. Maps and more maps..but they tell the story.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DELIVERS ON THE COVER TITLE 11 Jan 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
For a student of the Great Irish Famine 1845 -1850? It delivers facts and figures that bring home the overwhelming catastrophy that this was for a small nation on the very edge of Western Europe. It was also central in destroying the last vestige of an ancient Gaelic culture - despite the efforts of the modern Irish State, Gaelic language and culture is now on a precipice.

Buy it to better understand the whirlwind of the Laissez Faire school of politics that that was as virulent a virus as that which infected the potato crops of Ireland - and tainted British/Irish relationships ever since.

A must read, a must absorb!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars 19th C. Ireland statistically tracked, mapped, and explained in the fewest possible words 17 Dec 2013
By Marco Buendia - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Nominally, of course, this book "maps" the Great Famine. In fact, it a chart-and-map statistica graphing of Ireland as it could be charted and graphed in the mid-1800's, and will be of great interest to anyone interested in Ireland ("north & south") in the early part of the modern period. Some idea of the what the statistical data covers, randomly selected:

*Population change, 1687 - 1971

*Famine mortality 1846 - 51

*Female celibacy in 1841 and 1871

*Milk consumption 1836

*Percentage of illiterate males related to the proportion of male Gaelic speakers in 1851

*Livestock numbers in Ireland 1847 - 71

This is only a small part of the figures. There are over a hundred maps. There are a number of valuable statistical essays:

*"The literate and the ignorant"

*"The plight of the poor"

*"Cultivating the soil"

*"Death and the great famine"

*"Wages before the famine"

*"Catholics and Protestants.

There are more. This is packed into 200 pp counting the index.

I can't imagine this being done better than we have it here. Exemplary in its type. No reader in history could fail to be impressed and of great value to anyone concerned with Irish history, beyond the usual sentimentalities which are now becoming rare, anyway.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa8c663d8)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback