Urban Spaces in Nineteenth-Century Ireland is a wide-ranging and innovative collection of essays, which offers new insights on the Irish urban experience. Adopting a spatial approach, the essays presented in this collection move beyond study of events that happened and people who lived in the towns and cities of nineteenth-century Ireland, instead exploring the ways in which particular urban spaces were constructed and experienced. Focusing on a range of urban spaces, from individual streets and districts, to schools, asylums and entire cities, they highlight both the multifaceted nature of the Irish urban experience and the potential of the spatial approach to the study of history.
List of contributors: Olwen Purdue, Jonathan Jeffrey Wright, Laura Johnstone, Matthew Potter, Jonathan Jeffrey Wright, Mary Hatfield, Olwen Purdue, Gillian Allmond, Georgina Laragy, Mary Jane Boland and Oliver Betts.
Reviews‘This is an innovative, varied and intriguing volume which inspires the reader to engage with new ways of exploring our urban past… highly recommended to all those interested in, or curious about, urban history.’
Ruth McManus, Irish Historical Studies
'The book provides valuable exemplars of urban history informed by different conceptualizations of space and place.'Richard Dennis, Victorian Studies