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Vernacular architecture

Eric Klingelhofer

in Castles and Colonists

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780719082467
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702505 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719082467.003.0005
Vernacular architecture

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This chapter considers how architectural developments reflected political and social changes in the last generations of Irish autonomy. It analyzes architectural types and techniques associated with the late Elizabethan colonization of Munster, which may be applicable to early modern Ireland in general. The chapter concludes with a study of the tower-house, which was used widely by both Irish aristocracy and English colonial landowners. A key period in Irish history, the reign of Elizabeth began with a medieval, semi-feudal society and ended with a central state authority and displaced populations.

Keywords: architectural developments; Irish history; tower-house; Irish autonomy; Elizabeth's reign

Chapter.  7505 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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