Irish houses and castles, 1400–1740

Rolf Loeber

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-820-1
October 2019. 332pp; large format, illustrations

This volume assembles Rolf Loeber’s groundbreaking articles on Irish houses and castles from the late medieval period to the mid eighteenth century. Read together, these articles, mainly from journals that are not widely available, become a coherent and fresh survey of the theme and the period, marked by Rolf's trademark archival depth and ability to bring together architectural and cultural history in a rewarding way. This richly illustrated book features one hundred maps, plans and illustrations, redrawn and updated to form a visual panorama of the period.

Rolf Loeber (1942–2017) was Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. He published widely on Irish cultural history, with a special interest in architecture, settlement and literature. Books that he authored or edited include: A biographical dictionary of architects in Ireland 1600–1720 (1981), A guide to Irish fiction 1650–1900 (2006) and Architecture 1600–2000: art and architecture of Ireland, volume II (2014).