Chart, D.A. 'The study of Irish economic history'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XIII Part XCVII, 1917-1919, pp680-694
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XIII Part XCVII 1917-1919
The subject of this evening's paper is not one which has
frequently attracted the attention of members of this
society. This is regrettable in many ways. Often a proper
treatment of disease is impossible without an adequate history
of the patient. Economic problems cannot be solved
unless economic history is studied. Yet Irish economic
history, in the full sense of the word, is still unwritten.
A few pioneers have dealt with special periods, or with
isolated aspects of the subject. But the main work still
remains untouched, awaiting perhaps some Lecky of the
future. Perhaps in the meantime it may be of interest to
indicate briefly what the study of this somewhat neglected
subject might reveal, and in how many ways it might help
those whose efforts aim at the amelioration of the conditions
of life in this country.
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