Modern Ireland 1600 1972

Author : Robert Fitzroy Foster
ISBN : 0140132503
Genre : History
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'A work of gigantic importance. It is everything that a history book should be. It is beautifully and clearly written' it seeps wisdom through its every pore; it is full of the most elegant and scholarly insights; it is magnificently authoritative and confident . . . Modern Ireland is quite simply the single most important book on Irish history written in this generation . . . A masterpiece' Kevin Myers, Irish Times
Category: History

Paddy And Mr Punch

Author : R. F. Foster
ISBN : 0571275362
Genre : England
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A rich collection of essays which explore the paradoxes of the Irish political and social identity. As a follow up to Modern Ireland, R.F. Foster addresses the turbulent history of Ireland, providing his thoughts on the contemporary issues surrounding the country up to the early 1990s.
Category: England

Revisionist Scholarship And Modern Irish Politics

Author : Robert Perry
ISBN : 9781317063582
Genre : Political Science
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Almost nowhere are politics and history so intimately bound up as in Ireland. Over the course of several hundred years rival political and religious camps have shaped their identities according to particular interpretations of their shared history. As such, any re-examination and revision of Irish history has the potential to have a very real impact upon wider society. Defining revisionism in historiography as a reaction to contemporary conflict in Ireland, this book looks at how intellectuals, scholars and those who were politically involved, have reacted to a crisis of violence. It explores how they believed that revisionism in historiography was necessary - that a deconstruction, re-evaluation, and revision of ideology and therefore history was crucial in such a crisis of violence. This at times provocative approach seeks to better understand, clarify and de-mystify the ongoing revisionist debate in Ireland, through a critique and exposition of the theory of change and the process and product of change. Perry argues that revisionism should not be seen as solely a neutral form of academic or intellectual discourse, but one that is fundamentally linked to politics at the widest possible level; that revisionist assumptions underpin the validity and legitimacy of partition and the Northern Ireland state; that revisionism is widely judged to be anti-nationalist and pro-unionist; and that it is myopic with regard to the shortcomings of loyalism and unionism and has therefore a related ideological effect, if not intended purpose.
Category: Political Science

Modern Ireland A Very Short Introduction

Author : Senia Paseta
ISBN : 9780191577574
Genre : History
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This is a book about the Irish Question, or more specifically about Irish Questions. The term has become something of a catch-all, a convenient way to encompass numerous issues and developments which pertain to the political, social, and economic history of modern Ireland.The Irish Question has of course changed: one of the main aims of this book is to explore the complicated and shifting nature of the Irish Question and to assess what it has meant to various political minds and agendas. No other issue brought down as many nineteenth-century governments and no comparable twentieth-century dilemma has matched its ability to frustrate the attempts of British cabinets to find a solution; this inability to find a lasting answer to the Irish Question is especially striking when seen in the context of the massive shifts in British foreign policy brought about by two world wars, decolonization, and the cold war. Senia Paseta charts the changing nature of the Irish Question over the last 200 years, within an international political and social historical context. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Category: History

History And Memory In Modern Ireland

Author : Ian McBride
ISBN : 0521793661
Genre : History
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A 2001 volume of essays about the relationship between past and present in Irish society.
Category: History

The Oxford Illustrated History Of Ireland

Author : R. F. Foster
ISBN : 0192893238
Genre : History
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An account of Ireland that explores the island from its prehistoric communities to its present political unrest, addressing seldom-discussed issues of its social inequality, Victorian morals, and other questions.
Category: History

The Making Of Modern Irish History

Author : David George Boyce
ISBN : 041512171X
Genre : History
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This volume brings together distinguished historians of Ireland, each of whom tackles a key question, issue or event in Irish history since the eighteenth century and: * examines its historiography * assesses the context of new interpretations * considers the strengths and weaknesses of revisionist ideas * offers their own interpretation. Topics covered are not only of historical interest but, in the context of recent revisionist debates, of contemporary political significance. These original contributions take account of new evidence and perspectives, as well as up-to-date historical methodology. Their combination of synthesis and analysis represent a valuable guide to the present state of the writing of modern Irish history.
Category: History

W B Yeats

Author : R. F. Foster
ISBN : 0192880853
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first authorized biography of W. B. Yeats for over 50 years, this first volume takes Yeats from childhood through a bohemian life of love-affairs, artistic development, and political involvements, to his 50th year. Drawing on a great archive of personal and contemporary material, Roy Foster sheds new light on the poet's public and private career.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook Of Modern Irish History

Author : Alvin Jackson
ISBN : 9780191667602
Genre : History
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The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.
Category: History

The Oxford History Of Ireland

Author : Robert Fitzroy Foster
ISBN : 019280202X
Genre : History
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Given the continued prominence of Irish affairs in the media, this is a timely reissue of a comprehensive study of Ireland's complex and often troubled past. Wide-ranging and challenging, this authoritative and balanced account of Irish history traces over two thousand years of turbulent change from the earliest prehistoric communities and Christian settlements to the present day.
Category: History