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Nationalism and popular protest in Ireland /
edited by C.H.E. Philpin.
imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
description
vii, 466 p. : ill., maps.
ISBN
0521268168
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
isbn
0521268168
catalogue key
1708315
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
The essays in this collection focus on the nature of popular protest and agrarian unrest and the development of nationalism in modern Ireland. Themes include cultural identity as expressed in Gaelic Irish literature, the dynamics of the potato economy, electoral politics and landlord power, the impact of modernization on Ulster's development.
Description for Library
The essays in this collection focus on the nature of popular protest and agrarian unrest and the development of nationalism in modern Ireland. Some are concerned with particular manifestations of protest - Houghers, Rightboys, Defenders, Ribbonmen, the Land War, Sinn Fèin. Others treat more general themes - cultural identity as expressed in Gaelic Irish literature, the dynamics of the potato economy, electoral politics and landlord power, the impact of modernization on Ulster's development. Taken together, the collection illustrates the range and depth, and the excellence, of recent writing on modern Irish history.
Main Description
The essays in this collection focus on the nature of popular protest and agrarian unrest and the development of nationalism in modern Ireland. Some are concerned with particular manifestations of protest - Houghers, Rightboys, Defenders, Ribbonmen, the Land War, Sinn Féin. Others treat more general themes - cultural identity as expressed in Gaelic Irish literature, the dynamics of the potato economy, electoral politics and landlord power, the impact of modernization on Ulster's development. Religion is discussed, and the relationship between agrarian violence and politicization, between protest and nationalism. Taken as a whole, the volume illustrates the range and depth, and the excellence, of recent writing on modern Irish history. It will be welcomed both for the importance and relevance of its theme and for the substantial contribution it makes to Irish studies generally.
Main Description
The essays in this collection focus on the nature of popular protest and agrarian unrest and the development of nationalism in modern Ireland. Some are concerned with particular manifestations of protest - Houghers, Rightboys, Defenders, Ribbonmen, the Land War, Sinn Fin. Others treat more general themes - cultural identity as expressed in Gaelic Irish literature, the dynamics of the potato economy, electoral politics and landlord power, the impact of modernization on Ulster's development. Religion is discussed, and the relationship between agrarian violence and politicization, between protest and nationalism. Taken as a whole, the volume illustrates the range and depth, and the excellence, of recent writing on modern Irish history. It will be welcomed both for the importance and relevance of its theme and for the substantial contribution it makes to Irish studies generally.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
The emergence of a nation
The formation of the Irish mind: religion, politics and Gaelic Irish literature, 1580-1750
Presbyterianism and 'modernization' in Ulster
The potato in Ireland
Irish history without the potato
The Houghers: agrarian protest in early eighteenth-century
Priests, parsons and politics: the Rightboy protest in County Cork, 1785-1788
An end to moral economy: the Irish militia disturbances of 1793
Defenders, Ribbonmen and others: underground political networks in pre-famine Ireland
The Ribbon societies: lower-class nationalism in pre-famine Ireland
Rural conflict in pre-famine Ireland: peasant assassinations in Tipperary, 1837-1847
Landlords, society and electoral politics in mid-nineteenth-century Ireland
Merchants, 'strong farmers' and Fenians: the post-famine political Tlite and the Irish
Stopping the hunt, 1881-1882: an aspect of the Irish Land War
The geography of Irish nationalism, 1910-1921
Index
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