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304 Pages | 35 black & white illustrations, 1 map

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526121233


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The Irish tower house

Society, economy and environment, c. 1300-1650

First Edition

Victoria McAlister

Published by Manchester University Press

Social Archaeology and Material Worlds MUP Series

  • Provides an interdisciplinary, evidence-based study of the social contexts of medieval Ireland's defining monument
  • Makes a unique contribution to the field as the first book solely dedicated to tower houses
  • Makes a timely argument that castles reflect the ambitions of those who resided in and around them and consequently can be used to analyse the impact of major historical events on local places
  • Challenges a traditional interpretation of the castle as military structure and instead makes the impactful argument that they reflect their contemporary societies
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