Young Ireland and the Writing of Irish History

Author: James Quinn
Publisher: University College Dublin Press
ISBN: 191082092X
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Examines why Young Ireland attached such importance to the writing of history, how it went about writing that history, and what impact their historical writings had.

Newspapers and Newsmakers

Author: Ann Andrews
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1781387451
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Focusing on the years 1842 to 1867, Newspapers and Newsmakers evaluates the impact of the Dublin nationalist press on the Irish nationalist cause in its aspirations to overthrow the 1800 Act of Union and establish an independent Irish nation. The Dublin nationalist journalists were totally immersed in Irish nationalist activities, whether by reporting news or creating it, often risking danger to themselves from the British government. Beginning with The Nation, a newspaper that heralded a new era of Irish political and cultural nationalism, this book charts the Dublin nationalist press's emphatic role in the promotion of Daniel O'Connell's Repeal of the Union campaign with its impressive peaceful mass mobilizations, the bitter and turbulent splits between leading Irish nationalists in 1846 and 1848, and the attempted Young Ireland rebellion. Following the temporary downfall of the nationalist movement, and in response to the Great Famine, the Dublin nationalist journalists sought an ideological reconstruction of the Irish nationalist cause that included a long-term commitment to revolutionary nationalism leading to the rise of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. Drawing upon critical analyses of the political and literary contents of the Dublin nationalist newspapers, emphasis is placed upon the power of ideas, particularly the impassioned dynamics between constitutional nationalism and revolutionary nationalism. This book also focuses on the thinking of high-profile nationalist writers such as Thomas Davis and John Mitchel and the inspiration they gave to their contemporaries and future Irish nationalists alike. Newspapers and Newsmakers establishes that what was written in the Dublin nationalist press during the mid-nineteenth century had a powerful and enduring influence on the development of Irish nationalism.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

Author: Alvin Jackson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199549346
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Draws from a wide range of disciplines to bring together 36 leading scholars writing about 400 years of modern Irish history

The Cambridge History of Ireland Volume 2 1550 1730

Author: Jane Ohlmeyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108592279
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This volume offers fresh perspectives on the political, military, religious, social, cultural, intellectual, economic, and environmental history of early modern Ireland and situates these discussions in global and comparative contexts. The opening chapters focus on 'Politics' and 'Religion and War' and offer a chronological narrative, informed by the re-interpretation of new archives. The remaining chapters are more thematic, with chapters on 'Society', 'Culture', and 'Economy and Environment', and often respond to wider methodologies and historiographical debates. Interdisciplinary cross-pollination - between, on the one hand, history and, on the other, disciplines like anthropology, archaeology, geography, computer science, literature and gender and environmental studies - informs many of the chapters. The volume offers a range of new departures by a generation of scholars who explain in a refreshing and accessible manner how and why people acted as they did in the transformative and tumultuous years between 1550 and 1730.

Thomas Davis and Ireland

Author: Helen Mulvey
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813213033
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To provide a more thorough, objective portrait of Davis, historian Helen F. Mulvey here presents a scholarly examination of Davis's life and thoughts."

Reading Irish Histories

Author: Lawrence W. McBride
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
ISBN:
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An array of historians, social scientists, and scholars of literature examines how representatives of various political, social, and educational institutions and diverse cultural traditions employed the written word.

Brian Boru

Author: Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
ISBN: 1847174698
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Illustrated by Donald Teskey This internationally best-selling author, winner of many awards in adult historical fiction, now turns her hand to historical fiction for children with a personalised account of the life of Brian Boru, from his childhood in the midst of a large warrior family to his final role as High King of Ireland. 'A life full of battles, intrigues, alliances and betrayals, which make a stirring tale told in realistic detail'. The Irish Times

Travel Writing and Ireland 1760 1860

Author: G. Hooper
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230510817
Format: PDF
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Travel Writing and Ireland, 1760-1860 examines a range of mainly British travel and travel-writing material from the period 1760 to 1860. Beginning with an analysis of the Home Tour and Ireland's function within it, the book then considers the role of the Post-Union traveller, followed by an analysis of the impressions formed by Famine writers; the book then concludes with an assessment of those who journeyed to Ireland in the immediate aftermath of Famine. Following a chronological structure, Travel Writing and Ireland, 1760-1860 offers readings of hitherto under-researched material from a significant period in Irish history.