Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2018

304 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786941572

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Begging, Charity and Religion in Pre-Famine Ireland

Ciarán McCabe

Liverpool University Press

Reappraisals in Irish History LUP

  • A study on beggars in pre-Famine Ireland, why and how they begged, plus public perception
  • The first full-length publication on the history of begging in Ireland
  • Draws on sources hitherto unused to explore the history of poverty in Ireland
  • Makes a significant contribution to Irish social history
  • Effective use of case studies in discussing broader themes