Reading the Maps

A Guide to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas

By Jacinta Prunty, H.B. Clarke

Reading the Maps is a valuable companion book to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series by Royal Irish Academy. Samples from the first 22 atlases are used to illustrate comparative, thematic, and specific studies of Irish urban history. Various town-types, from monastic to modern, show the numerous origins of urban culture, portraying the similarities and differences across the island of Ireland. The book is heavily illustrated with maps and views taken from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series, along with sets of questions and observations that can be drawn from the detailed information.


264 pages

Publication Date: 6/25/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781904890706