Finnegan, Ireland – Historical echoes, contemporary politics.

Finnegan, Ireland - Historical echoes, contemporary politics.

Finnegan, Richard B. Ireland – Historical echoes, contemporary politics. Boulder, Westview Press, 2000. 24 cm. xviii, 452 pages. Softcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. [Nations of the modern world].

The Question of Irish History – From the Celts to O’Connell / The Norman Conquest / The Penal Law / The Protestant Nation / 1798 / From the Famine to the Rising / The Famine / The Famine’s Legacy / The Struggle for Home Rule / The Rise of Irish Nationalism / The Easter Rising of 1916 / From Guerilla War to Independence / Doors opening and closing: Economy, Education and the Irish Language / The Creation of Northern Ireland / The United States and Northern Ireland 1922 – 1968 / etc.

In one generation, modern Ireland has experienced rapid political, economic and social transformation. This thorough study examines these changes in the economy, education, language, church-state relations, the media, the role of women, constitutional and political development and public policy. Ireland’s role in Europe and the world is explored as well. The bitter ethnic conflict in Northern Ireland is covered from its historical roots, and the escalating violence, the role of the IRA, and the actions of Washington, Dublin and London in the peace process are detailed as well. The pivotal role of history is examined through interpretations of key historical events. }In one generation, modern Ireland has experienced rapid political, economic and social transformation. Every aspect of Irish life and public policy has changed. This thorough study charts and explains all facets of these cha nges—including the nation’s economic development, the education revolution, Irish language policy, Church-State relations, the impact of mass media, the shift on the roles and status of women, constitutional and political development, and the making of public policy on controversial issues such as divorce and Ulster. Also, Ireland’s place in the European Union is examined as is the impact of the second Irish Renaissance in music, literature and the arts.Change in the Republic of Ireland has been accompanied by the explosion of bitter ethnic conflict in the North. From the 1968 Civil Rights Movement to the 1998 Belfast Agreement the authors, Finnegan and McCarron, examine the spread of violence, the role of Sinn Fein and the IRA, and the role of the United States, London and Dublin in the conflict. }

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Finnegan, Ireland - Historical echoes, contemporary politics.
Finnegan, Ireland – Historical echoes, contemporary politics.