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The Evolution of Estate Properties in South Ulster 1600 - 1900

Duffy, P.J. (1988) The Evolution of Estate Properties in South Ulster 1600 - 1900. In: Common ground: essays on the historical geography of Ireland presented to T. Jones Hughes. Cork University Press, Cork, Ireland, pp. 84-109. ISBN 0 902561 53 7

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Abstract

The estate system of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, by which the country was divided up among a relatively small number of landowners, has been of special interest to historical geographers. In spite of what Jones Hughes calls these 'elusive territorial entities'' there has traditionally been a fairly stereotyped view of the system in which most aspects of life and landscape were seen to be controlled by the dominant landowning class living in the Big House and owning extensive tracts of land. Latterly, historians and historical geographers have demonstrated by means of numerous case studies of management strategies on individual estates that the estate system was extremely complex in its operation, that its territorial and tenurial framework was extremely varied and that the agents of social and economic change were quite diffuse.'

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Estates; Landed estates; Estate holdings; Big House; Cavan; Monaghan; South Ulster; Sixteenth century to nineteenth century; Historical geographers; Geography; Griffiths Valuation; Landlords; Landowners; Ireland.
Subjects: Social Sciences > Geography
Item ID: 1578
Depositing User: Prof. Patrick Duffy
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2009 14:42
Publisher: Cork University Press
Refereed: Yes
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