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  • Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future
    Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future (English, Hardback) Cormac O Grada

    Famines are becoming smaller and rarer, but optimism about the possibility of a famine-free future must be tempered by the threat of global warming. That is just one of the arguments that Cormac Ó Gráda, one of the world's leading authorities on the history and economics of famine, develops in this wide-ranging book, which provides crucial new perspectives on key questions raised by famines...

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  • Famine
    Famine (English, Paperback) Cormac O Grada

    Famine remains one of the worst calamities that can befall a society. Mass starvation - whether it is inflicted by drought or engineered by misguided or genocidal economic policies - devastates families, weakens the social fabric, and undermines political stability. This title traces the history of famine from the earliest records to today.

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  • Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce
    Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce (English, Paperback) Cormac O Grada

    James Joyce's Leopold Bloom--the atheistic Everyman of Ulysses, son of a Hungarian Jewish father and an Irish Protestant mother--may have turned the world's literary eyes on Dublin, but those who look to him for history should think again. He could hardly have been a product of the city's bona fide Jewish community, where intermarriage with outsiders was rare and piety was pronounced. InJewish...

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  • Ireland: A New Economic History 1780-1939
    Ireland: A New Economic History 1780-1939 (English, Paperback) Cormac O Grada

    Ireland: A New Economic History offers a fresh, comprehensive economic history of Ireland between 1780 and 1939. Its methodology is mould-breaking, and it is unparalleled in its broad scope and comparative focus. Cormac O Grada unites historical research with economic theory in an original and stimulating book, which will be essential reading for all students of Irish history.

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  • Famine in European History
    Famine in European History (English, Paperback) Guido Alfani

    The first systematic study of famine in all parts of Europe from the Middle Ages until the present.

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  • Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce
    Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce (English, Hardback) Cormac O Grada

    Tells the real story of how Jewish Ireland - and Dublin's Little Jerusalem in particular - made ends meet from the 1870s, when the first Lithuanian Jewish immigrants landed in Dublin, to the late 1940s, just before the community began its dramatic decline. This title examines the challenges this Dublin's Jewish population faced.

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  • Ireland's Great Famine
    Ireland's Great Famine (English, Paperback) Cormac O Grada

    Discussing the topics associated with Ireland's Great Famine of 1846-52, this title contains essays that include: trends in living standards before the famine; the impact on landlords; the characteristics of famine mortality; the market for potatoes; the role of migration as disaster relief; and the New York Irish in the wake of the famine.

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  • Black '47 and Beyond
    Black '47 and Beyond (English, Paperback) Cormac O. Grada

    The Irish famine peaked in Black '47, but it brought misery and increased mortality to Ireland for several years. This title presents the Great Irish Famine from a variety of perspectives. It concentrates on fresh insights available through interdisciplinary and comparative methods. It highlights several economic and sociological features.

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  • Famine in European History
    Famine in European History (English, Hardback) Guido Alfani

    The first systematic study of famine in all parts of Europe from the Middle Ages until the present.

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  • The Great Irish Famine
    The Great Irish Famine (English, Paperback) Cormac O Grada

    A concise analysis of one of the great disasters of Irish history.

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  • Tears from Iron
    Tears from Iron (English, Hardback) Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley

    The massive drought/famine that killed at least ten million people in north China during the late 1870s remains one of China's most severe disasters and provides a window through which to study the social side of a nation's tragedy. This book presents the history of a horrific famine that took place and focuses on cultural responses to trauma.

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  • Refiguring Ireland
    Refiguring Ireland (Hardback) David Dickson

    This collection of essays has been specially commissioned in order to mark the quite exceptional contribution that Louis Cullen has made to historical studies in Ireland and abroad over the last forty-five years, spanning economic, social, cultural and political history.

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  • When the Potato Failed
    When the Potato Failed (English, Paperback) Cormac O Grada

    The decade that gave rise to the term 'the Hungry Forties' in Europe is often regarded, and rightly so, as one of deprivation, unrest, and revolution. This book is the first to discuss the subsistence crisis of the 1840s - including the Great Irish Famine and the various political events of 1848 - in a truly comparative way. This subsistence crisis may be divided into two rather distinct elements....

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  • The Great Famine
    The Great Famine (English, Paperback) R. W. Dudley Edwards

    Published in 1957 and long out of print, it was the first detailed modern study of the disaster.

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  • THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF IRELAND SINCE 1870 (English, Hardback) Cormac O Grada

    In The Economic Development of Ireland since 1870 Cormac O'Grada presents a carefully chosen set of articles and papers which assess the economic history of Ireland from the after effects of the Great Famine to protectionism in the 1930s and Ireland's membership of the European Monetary System in the 1980s.

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  • Ireland's Great Famine
    Ireland's Great Famine (English, Hardback) Cormac O Grada

    Discussing the topics associated with Ireland's Great Famine of 1846-52, this title contains essays that include: trends in living standards before the famine; the impact on landlords; the characteristics of famine mortality; the market for potatoes; the role of migration as disaster relief; and the New York Irish in the wake of the famine.

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  • Famine Demography
    Famine Demography (English, Hardback) Tim Dyson

    This collection of essays examines the subject of famine demography. It contains case studies of the demography of historical and more recent famines in locations as far apart as Ireland, Finland, India, Burundi, Russia, Greece, Madagascar, and Japan. The authors address a variety of issues.

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  • The Great Irish Famine
    The Great Irish Famine (English, Hardback) Cormac O Grada

    A concise analysis of one of the great disasters of Irish history.

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  • Famine
    Famine (English, Hardback) Cormac O Grada

    Famine remains one of the worst calamities that can befall a society. Mass starvation - whether it is inflicted by drought or engineered by misguided or genocidal economic policies - devastates families, weakens the social fabric, and undermines political stability. This book traces the history of famine from the earliest records to today.

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