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A Guide to Sources for the History of Material Culture in Ireland, 1500 - 2000

Maynooth Research Guides for Irish Local History


128 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $35.00 (US $35.00)

Publication Date: November 2005

ISBN 9781851829514

Rights: US & CA

Four Courts Press (Nov 2005)

Price: $35.00


In recent years, archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists and specialists in design, architecture and art have developed techniques that are now being exploited by historians. Dr Barnard provides a guide to some of the theories and their implications. The materials available to the historian include surviving buildings, artefacts and human interventions in the landscape itself; others, no longer visible, can be reconstructed from apparently unpromising documents like bills, advertisements, tax records and account books.