Luxury and Austerity: Papers Read Before the 23rd Irish Conference of Historians Held at St Patrick's College, Maynooth, 16-18 May 1997

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Colm Lennon, Jacqueline Hill, Jacqueline R. Hill
University College Dublin Press, 1999 - History - 242 pages
This collection of essays begins with an examination of the changing theories of luxury and austerity since classical times and other papers apply the theme to the history of Ireland and Britain. These papers were read before the 23rd Irish Conference of Historians in Maynooth, 1997.

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The idea of monastic austerity in early Ireland
Concepts of generosity in early modern England
Dives and Lazarus in sixteenthcentury Ireland

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