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Reforming Food in Post-Famine Ireland: Medicine, Science and Improvement, 1845-1922

Ian, Miller (2014) Reforming Food in Post-Famine Ireland: Medicine, Science and Improvement, 1845-1922. Manchester University Press. 256 pp ISBN 978-0719088865 [Book (authored)]

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Abstract

Reforming food in post-famine Ireland: Medicine, science and improvement, 1845-1922 is the first dedicated study of how and why Irish eating habits dramatically transformed between the famine and independence. It also investigates the simultaneous reshaping of Irish food production after the famine. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the book draws from the diverse methodological disciplines of medical history, history of science, cultural studies, Irish studies, gender studies and food studies. Making use of an impressive range of sources, it maps the pivotal role of food in the shaping of Irish society onto a political and social backdrop of famine, Land Wars, political turbulence, the First World War and the struggle for independence. It will be of interest to historians of medicine and science as well as historians of modern Irish social, economic, political and cultural history.

Item Type:Book (authored)
Keywords:history of Irish diet, post-Famine Irish diet, tea drinking in Ireland, Irish food history
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute > History
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
ID Code:30064
Deposited By: Dr Ian Miller
Deposited On:07 Sep 2014 12:07
Last Modified:07 Sep 2014 12:07

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