This book explains how Dublin's adjustment to the new reality gave rise to widespread civil unrest and how the official reaction to the turmoil took on aspects of a crusade. Most of these responses failed and, in reality, there were periods when the city was running out of control. Diarmuid Ó Gráda draws on a wide range of sources, including newspapers and parish records that had previously been neglected. His own career as a town planner has given him an understanding of urban impacts in terms of time and space. Georgian Dublin explains the processes at work and sets them within the wider context, comparing Dublin's successes and failures with events in other European cities.