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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.
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 and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007 (2012).
Table of Contents
List of Contributors A. INTRODUCTION Irish History in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Alvin Jackson B. THEMATIC STUDIES 1. Nation, Empire and Landscape 1. Patriotism and Nationalism, Sean Connolly 2. Loyalists and Unionists, Alvin Jackson 3. Colonised and Colonisers, Stephen Howe 4. Landscape and Politics, Yvonne Whelan 2. People, Culture and the Economy 5. Land and the People, Terence Dooley 6. Migration and Diaspora, Enda Delaney 7. Business and Industry, Philip Ollerenshaw 8. Faith in Ireland, Marianne Elliott 9. Gender and Irish History, Maria Luddy 10. Irish Literary Culture in English, Margaret Kelleher 11. Visual Arts, Fintan Cullen 12. Material Cultures, Toby Barnard 13. Film and Broadcast Media, Robert Savage C. PERIOD STUDIES 1. The Third Kingdom: Ireland, c.1580-1690 14. Plantation, 1580-1641, Tadhg O hAnnrachain 15. Confederation and Union, 1641-60, Jane Ohlmeyer 16. Ireland and Continental Europe, c.1600-1750, Nicholas Canny 17. Restoration Ireland, 1660-88, Ted McCormick 18. The War of the Three Kings, 1688-91, Robert Armstrong 2. Ascendancy Ireland (1691-1801) 19. Early Hanoverian Ireland, 1690-1750, David Hayton 20. Famine and Economic Change, David Dickson 21. Irish Language Sources for the History of Early Modern Ireland, Eamonn O Ciardha 22. Ireland and the Atlantic World, 1690-1840, Maurice Bric 23. Patriot Politics, 1750-91, James Kelly 24. Rising and Union, 1791-1801, Patrick Geoghegan 3. British State and Catholic Nation (1800-1920) 25. The Emergence of the Irish Catholic Nation, 1750-1850, Thomas Bartlett 26. Famine and Land, 1845-80, Peter Gray 27. Emigration, 1800-1920, Don MacRaild 28. Home Rule and its Enemies, Matthew Kelly 29. Ireland and the First World War, Tim Bowman 30. The Irish Revolution, 1916-23, Niall Whelehan 4. Dominion, Republic and Home Rule: The Two Irelands, 1920-2008 31. Southern Ireland, 1922-32: A Free State?, Fearghal McGarry 32. "De Valera's Ireland", 1932-58, Diarmaid Ferriter 33. Unionism, 1921-72, Henry Patterson 34. Ireland and World War II, Eunan O'Halpin 35. The Lemass Legacy and the Making of Contemporary Ireland, 1958-2011, Brian Girvin 36. The Long War and its Aftermath, 1969-2007, Paul Arthur