Refiguring Ireland

Essays in Honour of L.M. Cullen

Edited by: David Dickson , Cormac O Grada

Publication Date: October 2003


Refiguring Ireland: Essays in Honour of LM Cullen by David Dickson and Cormac Ó Gráda

This collection of essays has been specially commissioned in order to mark the quite exceptional contribution that Louis LM Cullen has made to historical studies in Ireland and abroad over the last forty-five years, spanning economic, social, cultural and political history. Introduction and Bibliography of L.M. Cullen David Dickson (TCD)

  • ‘Energy rich, energy poor: Scotland, Ireland and Iceland 1600-1800’ – T.C. Smout (University of St Andrews)
  • ‘Irish and Scottish development revisited’ – T.M. Devine (University of Aberdeen)
  • ‘Did Ireland starve?’ – L.A. Clarkson (QUB)
  • ‘Economic progress in the canal age’ – Bruce M.S. Campbell (QUB)
  • ‘Tupac Amaru and Captain Right: A comparative perspective on eighteenth-century Ireland’ – S.J. Connolly (QUB)
  • ‘Transportation from Ireland to North America, 1703-1789’ – James Kelly (St Patrick’s College)
  • ‘Louis Cullen: De l’histoire des communautés marchandes irlandaises en France, à celle des eaux-de-vie et de l’histoire économique de la France au xviiie siegraveicle’ – J-P. Poussou (l’universiteacute; de Paris Sorbonne)
  • ‘New York City’s Irish merchants and trade with the enemy during the Seven Years War’ – Thomas M. Truxes (Trinity College, Connecticut)
  • ‘The social composition of the Catholic Convention, 1792-3’ – C.J. Woods (Dictionary of Irish Biography project)
  • ‘Henrietta Battier: Poet and radical, 1751-1813’ – Ann C. Kavanaugh (Concordia College, Minnesota)
  • ‘A house divided: The Loftus family, earls and marquesses of Ely, c. 1600-c. 1900’ – A.P.W. Malcomson (PRONI)
  • ‘A bowling match at Castlemary, County Cork’ – Mairéad Dunlevy (National Museum of Ireland) and Cormac Ó Gráda (UCD)
  • ‘Harry Boland’s American Revolution, 1919-1921’ – David Fitzpatrick (TCD)
  • ‘The cost of living in Ireland, 1698-1998’ – Liam Kennedy (QUB)
  • ‘Irish trade in the nineteenth century’ – Peter M. Solar (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • ‘The Irish distilling industry under the Union’ – Andy Bielenberg (NUI Cork)
  • ‘Moral hazard and quasi-central banking: Should the Munster Bank have been saved?’ – Cormac Ó Gráda (UCD)
  • ‘Ireland and the bigger picture’ – Kevin H. O’Rourke (TCD)
  • ‘The modernization of rural Ireland, c. 1920-c. 1960’ – M.E. Daly (UCD)
  • ‘The roots of contemporary Irish economic development’ – Kieran A. Kennedy (ESRI, Dublin)


David Dickson is a Professor in Modern History in Trinity College, Dublin and has published extensively on the social, economic and cultural history of Ireland, including his award-winning Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster 1630-1830 (Cork, 2005). He was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2006.

Professor Cormac Ó Gráda, School of Economics, UCD. His current research focuses on living standards, population, and climate in pre-industrial Europe, and on the economic history of famine generally. His most recent books are Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce: A Socioeconomic History (Princeton, 2006), Ireland’s Great Famine: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Dublin, 2006), When the Potato Failed (with Eric Vanhaute and Richard Papin, Brepols, 2007), and Famine: A Short History (Princeton, 2009).



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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 160 × 240 mm
Publication Date

October 2003


Hardback, 392pp