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Ireland by Gustave de Beaumont
Book DescriptionParalleling his friend Alexis de Tocqueville's visit to America, Gustave de Beaumont travelled through Ireland in the mid-1830s to observe its people and society. In "Ireland", he chronicles the history of the Irish and offers up a national portrait on the eve of the Great Famine. Published to acclaim in France, "Ireland" remained in print there until 1914. The English edition, translated by William Cooke Taylor and published in 1839, was not reprinted. This rediscovered masterpiece, in a single volume for the first time, reproduces the 19th century Taylor translation and includes an introduction on Beaumont and his world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674025394
(229mm x 147mm x 30mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Gustave de Beaumont
Tom Garvin is Professor in the Politics Department at University College Dublin. Andreas Hess is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University College Dublin.
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