Ireland and Empire
Colonial Legacies in Irish History and Culture
By (author) Stephen Howe
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Ireland and Empire by Stephen Howe
Book DescriptionA growing band of historians, political commentators, and cultural critics has sought to analyse Ireland's past and present in colonial terms. For some, including Irish Republicans, it is the only proper framework for understanding Ireland. Others reject the very use of the colonial label for Ireland's history; while using the term for the present arouses outrage, especially amongst Ulster Unionists. This book evaluates and analuses these controversies, ranging from debates over the ancient and medieval past to those in current literary and postcolonial theory. Scholarly, at times polemical, it is the most comprehensive study of these themes ever to appear, and will undoubtedly stimulate discussion for years to come.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199249909
(235mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Howe
New Imperial Histories Reader, Paperback (May 2007)
Gathers together some of the important, influential and controversial work which has come to be labelled 'new imperial history'. This collection presents key examples of innovative writing across the broader fields of imperial and colonial studies.
Empire: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (August 2002)
Although the great historic imperial systems have collapsed during the past, their legacies shape almost every aspect of life on a global scale. What has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics? Do the United States and its allies - the forces of 'globalization', constitute a new imperial system?
Ireland and Empire, Hardback (April 2000)
Many analyses of Ireland's past and present are couched in colonial terms. For some, it is the only framework for understanding Ireland, others reject the label. This study evaluates and analyzes the situation, ranging from ancient and medieval past to 1990s literary and postcolonial theory.
Anticolonialism in British Politics, Hardback (November 1993)» View all books by Stephen Howe
A full scholarly study of British anticolonialism. The text evaluates the changing ways in which, arising out of the experience of Empire and decolonization, more general ideas about imperialism, nationalism, and underdevelopment were developed during the years 1918-1964.
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