Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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Overview

This is a book about the Irish Question, or more specifically about Irish Questions. The term has become something of a catch-all, a convenient way to encompass numerous issues and developments which pertain to the political, social, and economic history of modern Ireland. It is a question which refuses to go away, but it is also a question whose inconstant meaning is rarely anatomized and still less often denied. One of the main aims of this book is to explore the complicated and shifting nature of the Irish Question, and to assess what it has meant to various political minds and agendas. The book is arranged both thematically and chronologically; each of the eight chapters takes as its focus a particular period, and each period is discussed within the context of one or more questions which informed and shaped that particular period.
About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192801678
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: Very Short Introductions Series
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 484,537
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 4.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Paseta is Tutorial Fellow in Modern History at St Hugh's College, Oxford. She is the recipient of numerous sholarships and prizes, including the J. G. Crawford Prize for Academic Excellence from the Australian National University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of illustrations
1 The Act of Union 1
2 The Catholic question 18
3 Land questions 32
4 National questions 48
5 The end of the Union 64
6 Independent Ireland 86
7 Northern Ireland since 1922 102
8 Modern Ireland 128
Further reading 147
Index 153
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