Ireland since 1800: Conflict and Conformity

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Routledge, Dec 2, 2013 - History - 360 pages
The second edition of this bestselling survey of modern Irish history covers social, religious as well as political history and offers a distinctive combination of chronological and thematic approaches.

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Preface to the First Edition
Innovation and Ambiguity
Society Agrarian Crisis and Population Collapse
Religion The Birthpangs of Modernity
Society Agricola Victor
Politics Nationalism and Localism I The Famines political aftermath
Revolutionaries and the birth of Home Rule
Parnellite politics
Free states
De Valeras apotheosis
The North
Politics in an unequivocal republic
Localism and party affairs
Britain Ulster and the Republic
Society Stagnation Boom Slump Boom I Classical economics all round
Free trade protection and caution

Conservatism and Unionism
AngloSaxon attitudes
Parnells disputed legacy
Cultural nationalism
Violence and separation
Religion Triumphs and Stockades I PostFamine Catholicism and Irish society
Sectarian fundamentals
Educadonal preoccupations IV Priests and politics old style
Priests and politics new style
The church and the revolutionaries
Ireland since 1921
Politics An Island Now Formally Divided
New beginnings
False prosperities
Out of the depths
Religion Piety and Its Spoils I A quasiclericalist state?
Education again
Protestant perceptions
Mother and child
Catholicism and choppy seas
Northern pieties

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