'Grave Matters' and Other Book Picks from Four Courts Press

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on November 22, 2016 at 6:17am

Grave Matters: Death and Dying in Dublin, 1500 to the Present
Lisa Marie Griffith & Ciarán Wallace, editors
Grave Matters examines the universal subject of death – looking at the particular experience of death, burial and commemoration in Dublin since the 16th century. Using death as a way of understanding social conditions, essays consider the role of the public funeral in establishing political hierarchies, the fate of the city’s poor during the era of the penal laws and the survival of the death penalty to 1990. Essays explore the meanings of humble headstones, elaborate memorials and post-mortem photography. 
Four Courts Press. 240pp. Colour Ills. Paperback. 978-1-84682-601-6 €24.95

http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2016/grave-matters/

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on November 22, 2016 at 6:20am

Royal Irish Constabulary Officers: a biographical and genealogical guide, 1816-1922
New Paperback Edition 
Jim Herlihy

This book lists the 1700 officers of the RIC, including birth, marriage and death dates; the native county, service (if any) in the British army, yeomanry and militia; dates of appointment and retirement, resignation, discharge or dismissal and a list of officers who later served as lawmen elsewhere.
Four Courts Press. 368pp. Illustrations. Paperback. 978-1-84682-626-9  €29.95
http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/archives/royal-irish-constabula...

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on November 22, 2016 at 6:22am

Dublin 1950-1970: houses, flats and high rise

Joseph Brady
Housing is the single biggest land use in any city and the 1950s and particularly the 1960s, saw Dublin having to expand beyond the city boundaries in order to meet the demand for houses. Dublin Corporation was an active builder, though it slowed its housing provision for some years in the late 1950s, and large developments appeared on the northern edge of the city where most land was available. This was also the period when home ownership became much more common in the private market and the scale of house building reflected a growing city and a more confident economy. Builders sought to build estates but without an ‘estate look’ and looked to the US for marketing approaches. 
This volume explores a myriad of issues from this time and, as usual, will be enhanced by a significant number of illustrations.
Four Courts Press. 464pp. Colour Ills. Paperback. 978-1-84682-599-6  €29.95
Four Courts Press. 464pp. Colour Ills. Paperback. 978-1-84682-623-8  €55.00
http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2016/dublin-1950-1970/

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on November 22, 2016 at 6:25am

Richard II and the Irish Kings
Darren McGettigan

Richard II was one of the first medieval kings of England to show an interest in the Lordship of Ireland and he led two expeditions there in1394–5 and in the summer of 1399. This book is the story of the remarkable encounters he faced in Ireland at the close of the 14th century.

Four Courts Press. 240pp. Paperback. Colour Ills. 978-1-84682-602-3  €19.95
http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2016/dublin-1950-1970/

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on November 22, 2016 at 6:27am

King and Warrior in early north-west Europe
Jan Erik Rekdal & Charles Doherty, editors

Explores the representation of the warrior in relation to the king in early north-west Europe. Includes essays from the areas of Norse, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon studies.
Four Courts Press. 480pp. Colour Ills. Hardback. 978-1-84682-501-9  €50.00

http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2016/kings-and-warriors/

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Comment by Nollaig 2016 on November 24, 2016 at 5:34pm

The Easter Proclamation 1916: a comparative analysis 
Liam de Paor

The words of the Proclamation were put together by P.H. Pearse and revised by James Connolly and Thomas MacDonagh. The document is short and exhortatory. Nonetheless, teased out, it unfolds patterns of thought and, perhaps more revealingly, assumptions worth examining. It is an essay in a genre. The genre is exemplified in the American Declaration of Independence, of 1776, which for that reason is also discussed here. Providing the most thorough analysis of the Proclamation, the book’s paragraph-by-paragraph commentary is sympathetic but, at times, sharply critical. Originally published in 1997 (as On the Easter Proclamation and other declarations), this reissue includes a new introduction by W.J. McCormack.
Four Courts Press. 160pp. Paperback. 978-1-84682-619-1  €14.95
http://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2016/easter-proclamation-1916/

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