The Course of Irish History

The Course of Irish History

Author: T. W. Moody

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub

ISBN: UOM:39076001510713

Category: History

Page: 518

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A comprehensive history of Ireland, complemented by numerous photographs and line drawings, illuminates--from prehistoric times to the present attempts at peace in Northern Ireland--the complete history of the land and its people. IP.

The Irish

The Irish

Author: Robert E. Kennedy

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520308510

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1973.

Plural Identities - Singular Narratives

Plural Identities - Singular Narratives

Author: Máiréad Nic Craith

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782381662

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Northern Ireland is frequently characterized in terms of a "two traditions" paradigm, representing the conflict as being between two discrete cultures. Proceeding from an analysis of the historical and religious context, this study demonstrates the reductionist nature of the "two traditions" model, highlighting instead the complexity of ethnic identities and cultural traditions. It thus shows why attempts at reconciliation like the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, which seeks to promote the concept of a "parity of esteem" based on this identity model., are fraught with difficulties. Reflecting on the applicability of the concept of multiculturalism in the context of Northern Ireland, the author proposes a re-conceptualisation of Northern Irish culture along lines that steer clear of binary oppositions. From the Contents: 'Webs of Significance'; Dis-membering the Past; Divided by Common Cosmologies; A Discourse in Difference; The Process if 'Cruthinitude'; Un Unclaimed Tradition; Ethnic Nationality; The 'Fuzzy Frontier'; The 'Common Ground'

Ireland

Ireland

Author: Joseph Coohill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781780745367

Category: History

Page: 272

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From the first prehistoric inhabitants of the island to the St Andrews Agreement and decommissioning of IRA weapons, this uniquely concise account of Ireland and its people reveals how differing interpretations of history, ancient and modern, have influenced modern Irish society. Combining factual information with a critical approach, Coohill covers all the key events, including the Great Famine, Home Rule, and the Good Friday Agreement. Updated with two new chapters expanding the discussion of pre-modern Ireland, as well as developments in the 21st century, this highly accessible and balanced account will continue to provide a valuable resource to all those wishing to acquaint themselves further with the complex identity of the Irish people.

Medieval Ireland (New Gill History of Ireland 1)

Medieval Ireland (New Gill History of Ireland 1)

Author: Michael Richter

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9780717165759

Category: History

Page: 235

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Medieval Ireland – The Enduring Tradition, the first instalment in the New Gill History of Ireland series, offers an overview of Irish history from the coming of Christianity in the fifth century to the Reformation in the sixteenth, concentrating on Ireland’s cultural and social life and highlighting Irish society’s inherent stability in an very unstable period. Such a broad survey reveals features otherwise not easily detected. For all the complexity of political developments, Irish society remained basically stable and managed to withstand the onslaught of both the Vikings and the English. The inherent strength of Ireland consisted in the cultural heritage from pre-historic times, which remained influential throughout the centuries discussed in Professor Michael Richter’s engaging and informative book. Irish history has traditionally been described either in isolation or in the manner in which it was influenced by outside forces, especially by England. This book strikes a different balance. First, the time span covered is longer than usual, and more attention is paid to the early medieval centuries than to the later period. Secondly, less emphasis is placed in this book on the political or military history of Ireland than on general social and cultural aspects. As a result, a more mature interpretation of medieval Ireland emerges, one in which social and cultural norms inherited from pre-historic times are seen to survive right through the Middle Ages. They gave Irish society a stability and inherent strength unparalleled in Europe. Christianity came in as an additional, enriching factor. Medieval Ireland: Table of Contents The Celts Part I. Early Ireland (before c. AD 500) Ireland in Prehistoric Times Political Developments in Early Times Part II Ireland in the First Part of the Middle Ages (c. AD 500-1100) The Beginnings of Christianity in Ireland The Formation of the Early Irish Church Christian Ireland in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries Secularisation and Reform in the Eighth Centuries The Age of the Vikings Part III. Ireland in the Second part of the Middle Ages (c.1100-1500) Ireland under Foreign Influence: The Twelfth Century Ireland from the Reign of John to the Statutes of Kilkenny The End of the Middle Ages The Enduring Tradition

Ireland and Britain, 1798-1922

Ireland and Britain, 1798-1922

Author: Dennis Dworkin

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603848206

Category: History

Page: 300

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The clash between Britain and Ireland--and between Catholics and Protestants within Ireland--is among the oldest and most enduring nationalist, ethnic, and religious conflicts in the modern world, rooted in the colonization of Ireland by English and Scottish Protestants in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Through fifty-six original sources, many of which have never been reprinted, this volume traces the origins and development of the conflict during the years of the legislative union between Britain and Ireland--years shaped by the rise of, and British and Irish Unionist responses to, Irish nationalism. Dworkin’s Introduction provides both a history of the conflict and a discussion of its causes; headnotes and footnotes set each selection in historical, political, and cultural context, and identify those terms and names that may be unfamiliar to modern readers. A map, a glossary, a chronology of events, and a select bibliography are included, as are an index and several contemporary illustrations.

Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre

Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre

Author: Mary Raftery

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350094550

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre is the first anthology of Irish documentary drama. It features five challenging plays by Irish writers, and one by an international author, interrogating and commenting on crucial events of Irish history and of the diaspora, with introductory essays by established academics. Together these plays represent the most innovative development in contemporary Irish theatre and illuminate the social and political realities of contemporary Ireland. The first two plays, of 2010 and 2013, deal with scandals of clerical and institutional abuse, and use as source material the Ryan Report of 2009, and the documents from the 2008 Irish Bank Guarantee. The next two, of 2014 and 2013, concern interpretations of the most iconic moment of Irish history: the Easter Rising. The first of these is based on published statements of participants in the event and the second on the lived experiences of those in the contemporary Republic whose founding ideals have not been realized . The last two plays, of 2015 and 2016, widen the view to the history of the Irish in the diaspora: one retelling the history of emigration to England based on published research material; and the other tracing Roger Casement's experiences in the Amazon and his subsequent participation in the Easter Rising using extracts from his diaries and other writings. The plays included and discussed are: No Escape by Mary Raftery Guaranteed by Colin Murphy Of This Brave Time by Jimmy Murphy History by Grace Dyas My English Tongue, My Irish Heart by Martin Lynch The Two Deaths of Roger Casement by Domingos Nunez

The Personality of Ireland

The Personality of Ireland

Author: E. Estyn Evans

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052102014X

Category: History

Page: 140

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An influential study of culture, history, folklore in the great tradition of French historiography