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Homicide in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland

Richard Mc Mahon


Was pre-Famine and Famine Ireland a violent society? The dominant view among a range of commentators at the time, and in the work of many historians since, is that violence was both prevalent and pervasive in the social and cultural life of the country. This book explores the validity of this perspective through the study of homicide and what it reveals about wider experiences of violence in the country at that time. The book provides a quantitative and contextual analysis of homicide in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland. It explores the relationship between particular and prominent causes of conf ... More

Keywords: violence, homicide, Ireland, Nineteenth century, Sectarianism, land, Family, civilising process, evolutionary psychology, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781846319471
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319471.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Mc Mahon, author
University of Edinburgh