The rich variety of Irish material culture is gradually being appreciated. Changes in housing, furnishings, clothing and even cooking utensils can reveal much about the economy and societies of Ireland. Between 1500 and about 2000,markets, fairs, shops and exhibitions increased the availability and range of goods. This guide surveys some of the exciting work being done on the subject. It also offers help in how to approach the topic, in identifying the types of sources likely to be most useful - wills, inventories, advertisements, surviving artefacts and in locating them.
A Guide to Sources for the History of Material Culture in Ireland 1500-2000
- Publisher: Toby Barnard
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