The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

Hardcover | April 9, 2014

EditorAlvin Jackson

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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 together36 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, andthe 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 directionswithin 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.

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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 together36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and e...

Alvin Jackson was educated at Corpus Christi College and Nuffield College, Oxford, and has been Lecturer in Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and Professor of Modern Irish History at Queen's University Belfast. Among his books are Ireland 1798-1998: War, Peace and Beyond (2010) and The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland an...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pagesPublished:April 9, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of ContributorsA. INTRODUCTIONAlvin Jackson: Irish History in the Twentieth and Twenty-First CenturiesB. THEMATIC STUDIES1. Nation, Empire and Landscape1. Sean Connolly: Patriotism and Nationalism2. Alvin Jackson: Loyalists and Unionists3. Stephen Howe: Colonised and Colonisers4. Yvonne Whelan: Landscape and Politics2. People, Culture and the Economy5. Terence Dooley: Land and the People6. Enda Delaney: Migration and Diaspora7. Philip Ollerenshaw: Business and Industry8. Marianne Elliott: Faith in Ireland9. Maria Luddy: Gender and Irish History10. Margaret Kelleher: Irish Literary Culture in English11. Fintan Cullen: Visual Arts12. Toby Barnard: Material Cultures13. Robert Savage: Film and Broadcast MediaC. PERIOD STUDIES1. The Third Kingdom: Ireland, c.1580-169014. Tadhg O hAnnrachain: Plantation, 1580-164115. Jane Ohlmeyer: Confederation and Union, 1641-6016. Nicholas Canny: Ireland and Continental Europe, c.1600-175017. Ted McCormick: Restoration Ireland, 1660-8818. Robert Armstrong: The War of the Three Kings, 1688-912. Ascendancy Ireland (1691-1801)19. David Hayton: Early Hanoverian Ireland, 1690-175020. David Dickson: Famine and Economic Change21. Eamonn O Ciardha: Irish Language Sources for the History of Early Modern Ireland22. Maurice Bric: Ireland and the Atlantic World, 1690-184023. James Kelly: Patriot Politics, 1750-9124. Patrick Geoghegan: Rising and Union, 1791-18013. British State and Catholic Nation (1800-1920)25. Thomas Bartlett: The Emergence of the Irish Catholic Nation, 1750-185026. Peter Gray: Famine and Land, 1845-8027. Don MacRaild: Emigration, 1800-192028. Matthew Kelly: Home Rule and its Enemies29. Tim Bowman: Ireland and the First World War30. Niall Whelehan: The Irish Revolution, 1912-234. Dominion, Republic and Home Rule: The Two Irelands, 1920-200831. Fearghal McGarry: Southern Ireland, 1922-32: A Free State?32. Diarmaid Ferriter: "De Valera's Ireland", 1932-5833. Henry Patterson: Unionism, 1921-7234. Eunan O'Halpin: Ireland and World War II35. Brian Girvin: The Lemass Legacy and the Making of Contemporary Ireland, 1958-201136. Paul Arthur: The Long War and its Aftermath, 1969-2007