A New History of Ireland: Volume 5

A New History of Ireland: Volume 5 : Ireland Under the Union, I: 1801-1870

Edited by W. E. Vaughan

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A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume V opens with a character study of the period, followed by twenty chapters of narrative history, covering sectarian conflict, politics of the era and the impact of the Great Famine. Further thematic chapters examine emigration, the economy, legal developments, literature, and education, ending with a study of Ireland in 1870.

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  • Paperback | 948 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 52mm | 1,419.74g
  • 08 Feb 2010
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • English
  • New.
  • 40pp b/w halftones, 18 maps
  • 0199578672
  • 9780199578672
  • 425,876

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Review from previous edition 'This beautifully produced book, with over ninety well-chosen and clear illustrations, is a triumph of collective scholarship and a major contribution to the understanding of modern Irish history.' TLS 'As another volume of A New History of Ireland appears, one is yet again impressed by its sheer size, attractive format, handsome type-face, and excellent illustrations ... this one is in most matters fully up to date, deploying impressive mental agility, interestingly written, and lively as well as informative.' Theodore Hoppen, EHR 'The real justification for these great cathedrals of historical lore is to serve up a narrative, well-written, authoritative and fair ... on this criterion the volume is successful and probably the best of the three modern volumes.' Irish Economic and Social History 'the essays in Ireland Under the Union, 1801-70 represent the best of current scholarship in their respective areas ... Indeed, the overall standard is so high that it almost seems invidious to single out specific essays for special praise. Perhaps the most original contribution is Doyle's rich description and analysis of Catholic and Protestant Irish in North America, but the essays by most of the other contributors are scarcely less informative and stimulating - and those by MacDonagh and Flanagan are especially graceful.' Albion 'a milestone in Irish historiography ... This work comes closer than any of its predecessors to fulfilling the aims of the New History; it is collective scholarship at its best ... scholarly triumph ... the most outstanding volume that has appeared so far in this series; as such, it is an eloquent tribute to Moody's original vision.' Journal of Modern History 'important ... Almost all the chapters deserve careful reading and the volume should not be seen merely as a monument to the work of scholars in increasing our understanding over the last twenty years. It should also stimulate continued debate about the Union and the dynamic of the relations between Britain and Ireland of which we are very directly the inheritors.' History

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