The Making of the Irish Constitution 1937

The Making of the Irish Constitution 1937

by Dermot Keogh, Andrew McCarthy, Andrew
     
 

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An exploration of the sources of Ireland's constitution. This meticulously researched book draws on extensive primary sources to put the Irish constitution in a clear historical perspective.

Using accessible language the authors examine the political context of the conception of the constitution in 1930s Ireland against the background of constitutional

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An exploration of the sources of Ireland's constitution. This meticulously researched book draws on extensive primary sources to put the Irish constitution in a clear historical perspective.

Using accessible language the authors examine the political context of the conception of the constitution in 1930s Ireland against the background of constitutional developments since the foundation of the state. They follow its passage through the drafting process, identifying and clarifying the precise roles of legal, administrative and religious personnel who contributed to the making of this extremely important document, which defined the nature of the modern Irish state.

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ISBN-13:
9781856357449
Publisher:
Mercier Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
09/30/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
14 MB
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An exploration of the sources of Ireland's constitution. This meticulously researched book draws on extensive primary sources to put the Irish constitution in a clear historical perspective.

Using accessible language the authors examine the political context of the conception of the constitution in 1930s Ireland against the background of constitutional developments since the foundation of the state. They follow its passage through the drafting process, identifying and clarifying the precise roles of legal, administrative and religious personnel who contributed to the making of this extremely important document, which defined the nature of the modern Irish state.

Meet the Author

Professor Dermot Keogh is Head of History at University College Cork. He is a graduate of UCD and received his PhD from European University Institute, Florence. A member of the Royal Irish Academy and one of the foremost authorities on the history of modern Ireland, Dr Andrew McCarthy was educated in UCC and the University of Sussex. He completed his PhD on Irish interwar financial history in 1996 and now teaches in the History dept in UCC.

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