Dublin: A Cultural History James Higgins

ISBN: 9780195182019

Published: May 1st 2005

Hardcover

320 pages


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Dublin: A Cultural History  by  James Higgins

Dublin: A Cultural History by James Higgins
May 1st 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 320 pages | ISBN: 9780195182019 | 10.21 Mb

Europes most westerly capital city was established by invaders and was for most of its history the locus of colonial administration, the engine room of foreign power, and a major site of indigenous resistance. From The Act of Union throughMoreEuropes most westerly capital city was established by invaders and was for most of its history the locus of colonial administration, the engine room of foreign power, and a major site of indigenous resistance. From The Act of Union through nineteenth-century decline and into the early years of Irish independence it was a city identified with poverty, dirt, and decaying splendor.

The Celtic Tiger (as Irelands recent economic boom been called) produced sweeping changes, including massive new building projects, and the surprising revelation that Dublin has become fashionable. Siobhan Kilfeather finds the legacy of the past undergoing a series of transformations in the vibrant atmosphere of contemporary Dublin.



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