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Land, Lust And Gunsmoke - A Social History Of Game Shoots In Ireland

Land, Lust And Gunsmoke - A Social History Of Game Shoots In Ireland

Peter Bacon

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During the heyday of a landed gentry, organised shooting played a central role in the lives of both rich and poor across large swathes of the Irish countryside.

This history of game shoots in Ireland is more than a sporting catalogue or a monument to privilege; it is a vibrant record of the changing face of a country and a society. For some it was the theatre in which alliances were forged, marriages made and economic ties strengthened; for others it was a primary source of employment and a mainstay of everyday life.

In addition, what can sometimes be missed in the debate on the place of such pursuits in a modern world is the central role that game shooting has played in conservationism and the protection of wildlife habitats.

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Author Peter Bacon
Publisher The History Press
Publication date 1 Jul 2012
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9781845887179

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