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Nineteenth-century Ireland

A Guide to Recent Research

Interest in nineteenth-century studies has never been greater, and contrasts sharply with previous neglect of many aspects of that century’s history and culture. These essays by leading scholars assess and interpret developments from 1990 onwards in the field of nineteenth-century Irish studies, and from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. The book covers political, social, religious and women’s history and historical geography as well as anthropological and sociological studies of nineteenth-century Ireland. Further chapters cover nineteenth-century music, art history, literature in English, Gaelic culture and language and the Irish diaspora. This will be an invaluable research tool and reference book for many years to come.


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Table of Contents

Preface 1 Political history, Gearoid O Tuathaigh 2 Social history, Gary Owens 3 Irish women’s history, Maria Luddy 4 Religious history David W. Miller 5 Historical geography, Matthew Stout 6 Anthropological and sociological studies, Joan Vincent and Marilyn Cohen 7 Literature in English, Sean Ryder 8 Gaelic culture and language shift, Niall O Ciosain 9 Art history, Fintan Cullen 10 Musicology, Harry White 11 The Irish diaspora, Joseph Lee Notes Bibliography Index

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