The Making of Modern Irish History: Revisionism and the Revisionist Controversy by D. George BoyceThe Making of Modern Irish History: Revisionism and the Revisionist Controversy by D. George Boyce

The Making of Modern Irish History: Revisionism and the Revisionist Controversy

EditorD. George Boyce, Alan O'Day

Paperback | May 2, 1996

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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.

Title:The Making of Modern Irish History: Revisionism and the Revisionist ControversyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.5 inPublished:May 2, 1996Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041512171X

ISBN - 13:9780415121712

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Eighteenth Century Ireland: Colony or Ancient Regime?  2. The Context and Causes of the '98 Rebellion  3. The Union and its Consequences 4. The Great Famine 5. Irish Nationalism 6. Irish Unionism 7. Land: The Revisionist Controversy  8. 1916: The Meaning of a Rising 9. British Policy and Ireland 10. Literature, Nationalism and Society

From Our Editors

Revisionism has been an important issue in Irish history for several years, as varying partisan accounts of the Irish past have been rewritten and 'rescued' by journalists and historians of different political persuasions. This textbook 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, and offers their own interpretation.

Editorial Reviews

"The collection edited by Boyce and O'Day is the most wide ranging, for its 11 essays assess the work of revisionist historians for a number of passionately debated subjects in Irish history."
-Lucas Morel, John Brown University and Mark Noll, Wheaton College