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by Billy Colfer

Download Wexford: A Town and its Landscape (Irish Rural Landscape Series) ePub
  • ISBN 1859184294
  • ISBN13 978-1859184295
  • Language English
  • Author Billy Colfer
  • Publisher Cork University Press (June 30, 2008)
  • Pages 256
  • Formats lrf lit doc mobi
  • Category Travels
  • Subcategory Europe
  • Size ePub 1698 kb
  • Size Fb2 1150 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
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The book details the origins and growth of Wexford town since its establishment by the Vikings in the early tenth century. The influence of the broader environment on the foundation, expansion and economic development of the town is also examined. Periods covered include the Anglo-Norman, the Cromwellian settlement and eighteenth-century expansion. Detailed sections will include medieval churches, town wall and castle, the 1798 Rebellion and nineteenth-century church expansion. As a maritime town, shipping and trade for the different periods will also be examined. The growth of the town down to the present time will be analyzed by using a series of maps and aerial photographs.Wexford town has a long and rich history, a varied archival record, and a powerful personality embedded in its tight streets. The landscape layers that underpin the town are painstakingly built up, period by period, component by component. The focus of this volume is different from a conventional history because the concentration is on helping the reader to understand how the landscape of the town is evolving.To achieve this understanding in this most cosmopolitan of towns, the book ranges far and wide—from the Viking north to the Mediterranean south, from privateers to navy commodores, from croppies to entrepreneurs. The history of the town leaps into vivid life through four hundred illustrations, including fifty new maps, historic prints, photographs and paintings.The result is a comprehensive treatment of the evolution of Wexford town, understood not just as an abstract pattern of bricks and mortar, but as a real place where people lived and loved, shopped and traded, fell and rose, all the time creating through their accumulated efforts a rich communal fabric. Wexford town has its own distinctive setting on its shallow harbor, its own way of doing things, its own accent, its own inheritance of streets, buildings and spaces. Together, they create the town, whose story is so evocatively recorded here.

Wexford town has a long and rich history, a varied archival record, and a powerful personality embedded in its tight streets. The landscape layers that underpin the town are painstakingly built up, period by period, component by component

Wexford town has a long and rich history, a varied archival record, and a powerful personality embedded in its tight streets. The landscape layers that underpin the town are painstakingly built up, period by period, component by component. The focus of this volume is different from a conventional history because the concentration is on helping the reader to understand how the landscape of the town is evolving.

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His most recent book was Arrogant Trespass: Anglo-Norman Wexford 1169-1400 (Duffry Press, 2002).

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book by Billy Colfer. The book details the origins and growth of Wexford town since its establishment by the Vikings in the early tenth century. The influence of the broader environment on the foundation, expansion and economic development of the town is also examined. Periods covered include the Anglo-Norman, the Cromwellian settlement and eighteenth-century expansion. More by Billy Colfer. Wexford Castles: Landscape, Context and Settlement.

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Billy Colfer's Wexford Castles expands the IRISH LANDSCAPES series by taking . Billy Colfer is the author of The Hook Peninsula, County Wexford (Cork University Press, 2004) and Wexford: A Town and its Landscape (Cork University Press, 2008) show more.

Billy Colfer's Wexford Castles expands the IRISH LANDSCAPES series by taking a thematic approach, while still staying loyal to the central landscape focus. Rather than adapting a narrowly architectural approach, he situates these buildings in a superbly reconstructed historical, social, and cultural milieu. ^ Dunlap, David W. (May 14, 2004). Solace on the Site of Disaster".

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