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The Resource Making the grand figure : lives and possessions in Ireland, 1641-1770, Toby Barnard

Making the grand figure : lives and possessions in Ireland, 1641-1770, Toby Barnard

Label
Making the grand figure : lives and possessions in Ireland, 1641-1770
Title
Making the grand figure
Title remainder
lives and possessions in Ireland, 1641-1770
Statement of responsibility
Toby Barnard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study of the material culture of Stuart and Hanoverian Ireland, Toby Barnard reveals hitherto unsuspected richness and diversity of lifestyle, habitat and mentality. Like its much-praised predecessor, A New Anatomy of Ireland, it abounds with quirky people and vivid scenes, and amounts to a reappraisal of Ireland under the Protestant Ascendancy." "The compass of the book is wide, from the governing elite of Dublin Castle to the varied metropolis of Dublin itself, and to provincial towns and the countryside beyond. Looking yet further, it follows the Irish overseas to Britain and to the continent of Europe. What emerges is a world more crowded with stylish buildings, gardens, pictures and belongings than has often been imagined." "Through such everyday articles as linen shirts, wigs, silver teaspoons, pottery plates and engravings, Barnard evokes a striking variety of lives and attitudes. Possessions, he shows, even horses and dogs, highlighted and widened divisions, not only between rich and poor, women and men, but also between Irish Catholics and the Protestant settlers. Displaying fresh evidence and unexpected perspectives, the book throws new light on Ireland during a formative period. Its discoveries, set within the context of the 'consumer revolution' gripping Europe and North America, allow Ireland for the first time to be integrated into discussions of the pleasures and pains of consumerism."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnard, T. C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Material culture
  • Material culture
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Collectors and collecting
Label
Making the grand figure : lives and possessions in Ireland, 1641-1770, Toby Barnard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm54111545
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 497 p.
Isbn
9780300103090
Lccn
2004001542
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Making the grand figure : lives and possessions in Ireland, 1641-1770, Toby Barnard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm54111545
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 497 p.
Isbn
9780300103090
Lccn
2004001542
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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