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  • Famine by Cormac O Grada
    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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  • Famine in European History by Guido Alfani
    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 by Cormac O Grada
    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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  • Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future by Cormac O Grada
    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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  • Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce by Cormac O Grada
    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. In Jewish...

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