Book collecting in Ireland and Britain, 1650–1850
Irish Reading Societies and Circulating Libraries founded before 1825
Useful knowledge and agreeable entertainment
'Reading is for the improvement of the understanding' wrote John Locke, and this sentiment fostered the idea of 'mutual improvement' in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It...
Author/Editor: Keith Manley
A guide to sources for the history of material culture in Ireland, 1500–2000
In recent years, archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists and specialists in design, architecture and art have developed techniques that are now being exploited by historians. Dr Barnard provides a guide...
Author/Editor: Toby Barnard