Homicide in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland
Dr Richard Mc Mahon is Research Fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.
List of tables and figures Preface Introduction: ‘a violent society’? 1. Homicide rates in Ireland, 1801–50 2. ‘Do you want to pick a fight out of me?’: homicide and personal relations 3. ‘Sending them to heaven…’: homicide and the family 4. ‘The tranquillity of a barrel of gun powder’: homicide and land 5. ‘The madness of party’: homicide and sectarianism Conclusion Appendix one Appendix two Bibliography Index
... his book serves as an invaluable resource for historians interested in violence in historical societies, as well as a useful corrective to a flawed characterization of pre-Famine Ireland.
Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Volume 45, Number 3
Based on extensive and thorough research, well organised and lucidly written, this book makes a major contribution to our understanding.
S. J. Connolly
Queen’s University Belfast
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: November 27, 2013