Dublin, a historical and topographical account - PDF by Samuel A. Ossory Fitzpatrick

Dublin, a historical and topographical account

Dublin
Dublin



The task of compiling a history of the City of Dublin for a series such as that in which it now appears presents some difficulties, foremost amongst which is that of making; such a selection from the great mass of available material as would bring the work within the compass of a moderately sized volume. 

The ideal which the author set before him, however imperfectly he may have succeeded in attaining his object, was to omit no incident of importance while he so condensed the general facts of history as to admit of the inclusion of some picturesque details, thus presenting some aspects of life as it was lived at different periods by the citizens. 

The fortunes of the city have been so closely concerned with many events in the general history of Ireland as to necessitate brief allusion to some of these, but such references have been kept within the narrowest limits. 

The author has dealt at some length with the architectural features of the Cathedrals, and of those public buildings for which Dublin has long been famous. In describing the former he has had the great advantage of having the proofs read by Sir Thomas Drew, R.H.A., xiii F.R.I.B.A., who has also kindly contributed a drawing from the cast which he has had made of the badge of King John referred to on p. 38, which forms the illustration at the end of Chapter ii. For these kindnesses, he desires to express his obligation. It has not been possible in every instance to consult original records. 


The author has necessarily based a certain amount of his historical data on the researches of previous writers, but these, wherever possible, he has carefully verified. In the preparation of Chapter iv. he has to thank Mr S. E. Brambell, one of the Assistant Librarians of Trinity College, Dublin, for extracts from the College Register and for other information. In Chapter vii. the author has consulted the City Records and has been much indebted to the series of papers contributed to the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries, Ireland,^ by Mr Henry F. Berry, I.S.O., F.R. S.A.I., Assistant-Deputy-Keeper of the Records. 

The author has to thank John Ribton Gastin, Esq., D.L., late President R.S.A.I., for permission to reproduce the very interesting map in his possession, taken from Liber Sextus of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum of S. Braun and F. Hoghenbergius, published 1618, and either an early reproduction of Speed's map of 1610 or possibly the source from which that map may have been derived.

Contents:

I. SCANDINAVIAN DUBLIN .....
II. ANGLO-NORMAN DUBLIN...
III. DUBLIN UNDER THE TUDORS AND STUARTS.
IV. TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN...
V. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY DUBLIN
VI. SOCIAL LIFE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY DUBLIN
VII. MUNICIPAL DUBLIN .....
VIII. DUBLIN THEATRES .....
IX. NINETEENTH-CENTURY DUBLIN
X. HISTORIC HOUSES AND DISTINGUISHED DUBLINERS
XI. MODERN DUBLIN ......
APPENDIX I. — ITINERARY...
APPENDIX II. — TRAM LINES...
INDEX .......

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  • Author: Samuel A. Ossory Fitzpatrick
  • Publication date: [1907]
  • Illustrator: William Curtis Green
  • Company: London: Methuen

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