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Irish Agriculture: A Price History from the Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Eve of the First World War Liam Kennedy

Irish Agriculture: A Price History from the Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Eve of the First World War

Liam Kennedy

Published December 31st 2007
ISBN : 9781904890416
Hardcover
206 pages
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Prices affect the living conditions of millions of people, hence their importance for an understanding of the past. This book historically examines what was, until relatively recently, the principal means of livelihood for the majority of theMorePrices affect the living conditions of millions of people, hence their importance for an understanding of the past. This book historically examines what was, until relatively recently, the principal means of livelihood for the majority of the Irelands population agriculture. The book sheds light on some major controversies in Irish history, including the impact of the French wars, the significance of the Great Famine, and the origins of the Land War. The underlying data in this work, the product of more than ten years of archival research, are some 20,000 bimonthly price observations from the period 1755-1914 that have been processed into annual price series. The prices and price indices presented here furnish building blocks for historians and historically-minded social scientists engaged in writing Irelands history. This work also opens the way to more systematic comparisons of Irish and European economic experiences, be it in terms of price inflation, living costs, market integration, or market disintegration.