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"The strength of this volume cannot be conveyed by an itemisation of its contents; for what it provides is an incisive commentary on the newly-recognised landmarks of Irish agrarian history in the modern period. . . . The importance, even indispensability, of this achievement is compounded by exemplary editing."—Roy Foster, London Times Literary Supplement "As a whole, the "The strength of this volume cannot be conveyed by an itemisation of its contents; for what it provides is an incisive commentary on the newly-recognised landmarks of Irish agrarian history in the modern period. . . . The importance, even indispensability, of this achievement is compounded by exemplary editing."—Roy Foster, London Times Literary Supplement "As a whole, the volume demonstrates the wealth, complexity, and sophistication of Irish rural studies. The book is essential reading for anyone involved in modern Irish history. It will also serve as an excellent introduction to this rich field for scholars of other peasant communities and all interested in problems of economic and political developments."—American Historical Review "A milestone in the evolution of Irish social history. There is a remarkable consistency of style and standard in the essays. . . . This is truly history from the grassroots."—Timothy P. O'Neill, Studia Hibernica


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"The strength of this volume cannot be conveyed by an itemisation of its contents; for what it provides is an incisive commentary on the newly-recognised landmarks of Irish agrarian history in the modern period. . . . The importance, even indispensability, of this achievement is compounded by exemplary editing."—Roy Foster, London Times Literary Supplement "As a whole, the "The strength of this volume cannot be conveyed by an itemisation of its contents; for what it provides is an incisive commentary on the newly-recognised landmarks of Irish agrarian history in the modern period. . . . The importance, even indispensability, of this achievement is compounded by exemplary editing."—Roy Foster, London Times Literary Supplement "As a whole, the volume demonstrates the wealth, complexity, and sophistication of Irish rural studies. The book is essential reading for anyone involved in modern Irish history. It will also serve as an excellent introduction to this rich field for scholars of other peasant communities and all interested in problems of economic and political developments."—American Historical Review "A milestone in the evolution of Irish social history. There is a remarkable consistency of style and standard in the essays. . . . This is truly history from the grassroots."—Timothy P. O'Neill, Studia Hibernica

22 review for Irish Peasants: Violence and Political Unrest, 1780–1914

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mathieu

    I mainly read the introductory section which is very useful in re-situating peasants unrest in their longue durée context and meanings, as well as David Dickson's and David Miller's pieces, focusing on the disturbances in the 1790s. I skimmed through the rest. David Miller's article, especially, should be read in conjunction with the volume on edited sources on the Defenders and Peep O'Day Boys, as it is, in fact, his true analysis of these sources. An interesting book but, as all books of colle I mainly read the introductory section which is very useful in re-situating peasants unrest in their longue durée context and meanings, as well as David Dickson's and David Miller's pieces, focusing on the disturbances in the 1790s. I skimmed through the rest. David Miller's article, especially, should be read in conjunction with the volume on edited sources on the Defenders and Peep O'Day Boys, as it is, in fact, his true analysis of these sources. An interesting book but, as all books of collected essays, one with various degrees of interest for the reader.

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