Medieval Ireland New Gill History Of Ireland 1

Author: Michael Richter
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717165752
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Medieval Ireland New Gill History Of Ireland 1 . Medieval Ireland – The Enduring Tradition, the first instalment in the New Gill History of Ireland series, offers an overview of Irish history from the coming of Christianity in the fifth century to the Reformation in the sixteenth, concentrating on Ireland’s cultural and social life and highlighting Irish society’s inherent stability in an very unstable period. Such a broad survey reveals features otherwise not easily detected. For all the complexity of political developments, Irish society remained basically stable and managed to withstand the onslaught of both the Vikings and the English. The inherent strength of Ireland consisted in the cultural heritage from pre-historic times, which remained influential throughout the centuries discussed in Professor Michael Richter’s engaging and informative book. Irish history has traditionally been described either in isolation or in the manner in which it was influenced by outside forces, especially by England. This book strikes a different balance. First, the time span covered is longer than usual, and more attention is paid to the early medieval centuries than to the later period. Secondly, less emphasis is placed in this book on the political or military history of Ireland than on general social and cultural aspects. As a result, a more mature interpretation of medieval Ireland emerges, one in which social and cultural norms inherited from pre-historic times are seen to survive right through the Middle Ages. They gave Irish society a stability and inherent strength unparalleled in Europe. Christianity came in as an additional, enriching factor. Medieval Ireland: Table of Contents The Celts Part I. Early Ireland (before c. AD 500) Ireland in Prehistoric Times Political Developments in Early Times Part II Ireland in the First Part of the Middle Ages (c. AD 500-1100) The Beginnings of Christianity in Ireland The Formation of the Early Irish Church Christian Ireland in the Seventh and Eighth Centuries Secularisation and Reform in the Eighth Centuries The Age of the Vikings Part III. Ireland in the Second part of the Middle Ages (c.1100-1500) Ireland under Foreign Influence: The Twelfth Century Ireland from the Reign of John to the Statutes of Kilkenny The End of the Middle Ages The Enduring Tradition

Living Places

Author: Colm J. Donnelly
Publisher: Inst of Irish Studies
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Living Places.

British Irish Relations And Northern Ireland

Author: Brendan O'Duffy
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ISBN: 9780716529545
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British Irish Relations And Northern Ireland. This book examines the evolution of British - Irish relations since 1921 and applies theories from political and social sciences, including international relations to the Irish/Northern Irish case. The book includes the generation and analysis of primary data on violence and constitutional debate; the analysis of primary sources such as state papers; and elite interviews with British and Irish officials, representatives of constitutional political parties in Northern Ireland, and leaders and activists of republican and loyalist parties/organisations. Part 1 looks at how the attempt to regulate the Irish nationalist challenge to the British state (through dominion status for the Irish Free State and partition) impacted on governance in both jurisdictions. The re-opening of the (Northern) Irish Question in the late 1960s is then analysed to demonstrate the continued primacy of opposing claims to national self-determination and their impact on subsidiary levels of conflict. The final part, covering the year 1985 to the present, then demonstrates how the relative equalization of national status, reflected in the bi-national, inter-governmental relationship, has been successful in regulating conflict by integrating vertically the bi-nationality at state, governmental, and societal levels. Finally, implications of the British-Irish approach are developed as contributions to the comparative theory and practice of ethno-national conflict regulation. ò

The Cambridge History Of Irish Literature

Author: Margaret Kelleher
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ISBN: 9780521822244
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The Cambridge History Of Irish Literature. This is the first comprehensive history of Irish literature in both its major languages, providing an authoritative chronological survey of the Irish literary tradition in both Irish and English. Spanning fifteen centuries of literary achievement, the two volumes range from the earliest texts to the late twentieth century. The contributors are internationally renowned experts in their fields.

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Books In Print. Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.