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Historical Echoes, Contemporary Politics, 1st Edition

By Richard B Finnegan


472 pages

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This book examines a number of different interpretations and explanations in the context of historical change, as the Irish grappled with the questions of political independence, economic autonomy, the decline of provincialism, the rise of pluralism, and the unsolved conundrum of Irish nationhood.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Question of Irish History: From the Celts to O’Connell -- From the Famine to the Rising -- From Guerrilla War to Independence -- Doors Opening and Closing: Economy, Education, and the Irish Language -- Mixed Messages: The Catholic Church and the Media -- Veneration Versus Rights: The Role of Irish Women -- Catholic State or Catholic Nation: Political Culture, Constitution, and Political Structure -- The Chosen Few: Parties, Pressure Groups, and Policy -- Northern Ireland: The Gordian Knot Tied -- Northern Ireland: The Gordian Knot Untied? -- Ireland in the World: Policy, People, and the Arts

About the Author

Richard B Finnegan

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