Gladstone and Ireland: Politics, Religion and Nationality in the Victorian Age

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

EditorD. George Boyce, Alan O'Day

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Explains how William Gladstone responded to the 'Irish Question', and in so doing changed the British and Irish political landscape. Religion, land, self-government and nationalism became subjects of intensive political debate, raising issues about the constitution and national identity of the whole United Kingdom.

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Explains how William Gladstone responded to the 'Irish Question', and in so doing changed the British and Irish political landscape. Religion, land, self-government and nationalism became subjects of intensive political debate, raising issues about the constitution and national identity of the whole United Kingdom.

D. GEORGE BOYCE is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Swansea, UK. Among his publications are Nationalism in Ireland (3rd. edition, Routledge, 1995); Decolonisation and the British Empire, 1775-1997 (Macmillan, 1999); Nineteenth Century Ireland: the search for stability (new and...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:316 pages, 8.88 × 5.63 × 1.01 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230221947

ISBN - 13:9780230221949

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Table of Contents

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Notes on Contributors
Introduction; D.G.Boyce
History and Pluralism: Gladstone and the Maynooth Grant Controversy; J.-P.McCarthy
Gladstone, Church and State; A.Megahey
Anti-Gladstonianism and the pre-1886 Liberal Secession; T.Moore
British Liberals and the Irish Home Rule Crisis: the Dynamics of Division; G.Goodlad
’A deplorable narrative’: Gladstone, R. Barry O’Brien and the ‘historical argument’ for Home Rule, 1880-90; I.Sheehy
Gladstone and the Ulster Question; N.C.Fleming
Burke in Belfast: Thomas MacKnight, Gladstone, and Liberal Unionism; P.Maume
The Union of Hearts Depicted: Gladstone, Home Rule and United Ireland; D.W.Bebbington
Gladstone and the Irish Civil Service; M.Maguire
Accommodation, Conciliation and Cooperation: a Gladstonian Legacy; N.C.Fleming & A.O’Day
Gladstone and the Four Nations; D.G.Boyce