The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

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  • Copyright: 2014-05-27
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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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.

Author Biography

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
Irish History in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Alvin Jackson
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
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

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