A Death-Dealing Famine


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The Irish Famine of 1845-52, although a pivotal event in the development of modern Ireland, was for decades marginalised or ignored by Irish historians. In examining the reasons for this silence, Famine expert Christine Kinealy demonstrates how many current attitudes and arguments about the Famine were evident during the event itself. The influences that shaped the responses to the Famine represent a core theme of this book. Kinealy focuses on the key factors which nurtured both policy formulations and the unfolding of events in mid-19th century Ireland. These include political ideologies, such as the influential doctrine of political economy; providentialist ideas which ordained that the potato blight was a

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Weight 302.5 g
Dimensions 15.5 × 23 × 1.28 cm