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The Resource The Hook Peninsula, County Wexford, Billy Colfer

The Hook Peninsula, County Wexford, Billy Colfer

Label
The Hook Peninsula, County Wexford
Title
The Hook Peninsula, County Wexford
Statement of responsibility
Billy Colfer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Hook Peninsula continues the Irish Rural Landscape series, building on the research agenda established by the internationally successful Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape. Located in county Wexford, this region was the first to be conquered by the Anglo-Normans and its landscape was shaped by the establishment of two Cistercian abbeys (Tintern and Dunbrody) in the Middle Ages. The location of the peninsula beside a major estuary and busy shipping lanes was of vital importance. The Hook figured prominently in the Confederate Wars in the seventeenth century and in the 1798 rebellion." "This compact and highly distinctive peninsula makes for a compelling case-study in which Billy Colfer carefully knits the local story into a wider narrative. An eye for detail and an intuitive understanding of his local community creates a vivid story, while Colfer's obvious love for the Hook infuses the volume with an underlying passion all the more moving for being understated. Ireland, 'an island nation', has at last a volume informed by a maritime perspective from a writer who understands the sea and its formative influence on landscapes and lives. In these beautiful pages, an astonishing array of maps, photographs, paintings, archive sketches and new drawings ensure that the Hook landscape is given a radiant treatment."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
IeDuTC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colfer, Billy.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Irish rural landscapes
Series volume
2
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  • Geology
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Hook Peninsula (Ireland)
Label
The Hook Peninsula, County Wexford, Billy Colfer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Hook peninsula.
  • p. 2
  • Landscape and environment.
  • p. 6
  • Prehistoric and early Christian landscapes.
  • p. 20
  • Manor and monastery : the medieval landscape.
  • p. 32
  • Medieval buildings.
  • p. 66
  • Turmoil and change : the Irish recovery.
  • p. 78
  • tower of Hook.
  • p. 84
  • Conflict and confiscation : the seventeenth-century landscape.
  • p. 92
  • Duncannon fort.
  • p. 106
  • new regime : the development of the estate system.
  • p. 114
  • evolution of slade.
  • p. 150
  • evolving society.
  • p. 158
  • Loftus hall.
  • p. 176
  • Traditional lifestyles.
  • p. 180
  • modern landscape.
  • p. 196
  • personality of the Hook.
  • p. 214
Control code
e80013724276
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
[8], 242 p
Isbn
9781859183786
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
Label
The Hook Peninsula, County Wexford, Billy Colfer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Hook peninsula.
  • p. 2
  • Landscape and environment.
  • p. 6
  • Prehistoric and early Christian landscapes.
  • p. 20
  • Manor and monastery : the medieval landscape.
  • p. 32
  • Medieval buildings.
  • p. 66
  • Turmoil and change : the Irish recovery.
  • p. 78
  • tower of Hook.
  • p. 84
  • Conflict and confiscation : the seventeenth-century landscape.
  • p. 92
  • Duncannon fort.
  • p. 106
  • new regime : the development of the estate system.
  • p. 114
  • evolution of slade.
  • p. 150
  • evolving society.
  • p. 158
  • Loftus hall.
  • p. 176
  • Traditional lifestyles.
  • p. 180
  • modern landscape.
  • p. 196
  • personality of the Hook.
  • p. 214
Control code
e80013724276
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
[8], 242 p
Isbn
9781859183786
Other physical details
col. ill., maps

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