A guide to sources for the history of material culture in Ireland, 1500–2000


Toby Barnard

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ISBN: 978-1-85182-951-4
August 2005. 144pp; ills.

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 to some of the theories and their implications. The materials available to the historian include surviving buildings, artefacts and human interventions in the landscape itself; others, no longer visible, can be reconstructed from apparently unpromising documents like bills, advertisements, tax records and account books.