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Perspectives on the making of the Cavan landscape

Duffy, P.J. (1995) Perspectives on the making of the Cavan landscape. In: Cavan: essays on the history of an Irish county. Irish Academic Press, Dublin, pp. 14-36. ISBN 0-7165-2554-2

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The aim of this essay is to provide a geographical overview of the Cavan region refracted, as it were, through the lenses of a variety of sources. In this way we can throw light on some of the problems in studying the evolution of the Cavan landscape. The concept of landscape evolution forms a convenient frame of reference. 'Landscape' can be defined as the territorial expression of the imprint of society in material and non-material forms through past time. The 'making' of that landscape, a term used especially by geographers, emphasises the centrality of society's role in the emerging morphology of the landscape.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Cavan; Ulster; ,Ireland; Landscape; Irish landscape; Habitat; Heritage; History; Geography.
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Item ID: 1627
Depositing User: Prof. Patrick Duffy
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2009 08:50
Publisher: Irish Academic Press
Refereed: Yes

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