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The Resource Building the Irish courthouse and prison : a political history, 1750-1850, Richard J. Butler

Building the Irish courthouse and prison : a political history, 1750-1850, Richard J. Butler

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Building the Irish courthouse and prison : a political history, 1750-1850
Title
Building the Irish courthouse and prison
Title remainder
a political history, 1750-1850
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Butler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the first national history of the building of some of Ireland's most important historic public buildings. Focusing on the former assize courthouses and county gaols, it tells a political history of how they were built, who paid for them, and the effects they had on urban development in Ireland. Using extensive archival sources, it delves in unprecedented detail into the politics and personalities of county grand jurors, Protestant landed society, government prison inspectors, charities, architects, and engineers, who together oversaw a wave of courthouse and prison construction in Ireland in an era of turbulent domestic and international change. It investigates the extent to which these buildings can be seen as the legacy of the British or imperial state, especially after the Act of Union, and thus contributes to ongoing debates within post-colonial studies regarding the built environment. Richly illustrated with over 300 historic drawings, photographs and maps, this book analyses how and why these historic buildings came to exist. It discusses crime, violence and political and agrarian unrest in Ireland during the years when Protestant elites commissioned such extensive new public architecture. 0The book will be of interest to academic and popular audiences curious to learn more about Irish politics, culture, society and especially its rich architectural heritage. --
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Butler, Richard J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Courthouses
  • Courthouses
  • Prisons
  • Prisons
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
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Building the Irish courthouse and prison : a political history, 1750-1850, Richard J. Butler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-601) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1127890896
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xli, 610 pages
Isbn
9781782053699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)1127890896
Label
Building the Irish courthouse and prison : a political history, 1750-1850, Richard J. Butler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 567-601) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1127890896
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xli, 610 pages
Isbn
9781782053699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)1127890896

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