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He distils a mountain of scholarship to illuminate the whole of Dublin's history. He is strongest on political and social change, informative too on the city's marvellous architecture ... This is the fullest overview of the many transformations of one of the world's most enchanting cities. (Eamon Duffy Times 2014-05-10)
A scholarly, encyclopaedic exploration of our capital city ... highly readable ... a magnificent work of scholarship ... Novelists, historians and general readers will plunder this cornucopia for years to come. (Dermot Bolger Irish Times 2014-06-21)
Anyone with even a cursory interest in how Dublin came to be what it is will find Dickson's book a ricjk source of information and entertainment. This is narrative history of a high order, supported by impressive scholarship. (Kevin Power Sunday Business Post 2014-05-25)
This new account has 'classic' written all over it. Thumbs up to Profile Books for producing such a handsome, well-indexed and copiously illustrated volume. (Cormac Ó Gráda BBC History Magazine 2014-08-01)
Dickson's Dublin is an achievement: he synthesises a vast body of literature to create a work that is comprehensive, intriguing and sober in its judgments ... Dickson has woven together the city's social, economic, cultural, demographic and architectural histories; the story he tells will intrigue natives, enlighten newcomers and stand as a monument to this great city's place in an ever-changing Ireland. (John Gallagher Sunday Telegraph 2014-05-18)
Majestic ... Dublin wears its years of study and learning without affectation, in language that's accessible and more than occasionally deliciously barbed with irony. (Tommy Barker Irish Examiner 2014-08-10)
Dublin has many histories: for a thousand years a modest urban settlement on the quiet waters of the Irish Sea, for the last four hundred it has experienced great - and often astonishing - change. Once a fulcrum of English power in Ireland, it was also the location for the 1916 insurrection that began the rapid imperial retreat. That moment provided Joyce with the setting for the greatest modernist novel of the age, Ulysses, capping a cultural heritage which became an economic resource for the brash 'Tiger Town' of the 1990s.
David Dickson's magisterial survey of the city's history brings Dublin to life from its medieval incarnation through the glamorous eighteenth century, when it reigned as the 'Naples of the North', through to the millennium. He reassesses 120 years of Anglo-Irish Union, in which Dublin - while economic capital of Ireland - remained, as it does today, a place in which rival creeds and politics struggled for supremacy. Dublin reveals the rich and intriguing story behind the making of a capital city.
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Descripción Profile Books, 2014. Condición: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. del artículo: GRP76787115
Descripción Hardback. Condición: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. del artículo: GOR007604368