The Making of Modern Ireland, 1603-1923
By (author) J. C. Beckett
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Making of Modern Ireland, 1603-1923 by J. C. Beckett
Book DescriptionThe publication in 1965 of J.C. Beckett's The Making of Modern Ireland was a milestone in the modern study of Irish history. "This excellent book supersedes all previous histories of modern Ireland ...admirably constructed and written with clarity and economy which carry the narrative unflaggingly through to the end." (New Statesman). "Technically this book is a masterly achievement...The presentation is not only learned but cool, objective, unimpassioned and yet almost always alive and compassionate as well...As a reference book alone it is immensely valuable...As an example of a humane, scholarly, expert history, Professor Beckett's book will be difficult to surpass". (D. B. Quinn, Belfast Telegraph). "One of the most remarkable single-volume histories of modern Ireland. It would be hard indeed to improve upon its lapidary style and concise lucidity ...an achievement unusual in scope and authoritative in judgement". (Charles Townshend, History Today).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571242689
(216mm x 135mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 17-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. C. Beckett
Confrontations, Paperback (July 2008)
A collection of essays that cover several centuries of Irish history and discusses a variety of topics.
Protestant Dissent in Ireland, 1687-1780, Paperback (July 2008)
During the Jacobite war of 1689-91 James II had no more determined enemies than the Irish presbyterians. To English statesmen of the period it seemed that the only essential division of Irish society was that of 'protestant or papist'. This book explains why this division among protestants persisted in face of a hostile majority of Catholics.
Anglo-Irish Tradition, Paperback (July 2008)» View all books by J. C. Beckett
Traces the history of Anglo-Irish tradition down to the Treaty of 1921, and discusses the significance for Ireland of their decline, both in numbers and in influence, after that date. This book maintains that the Anglo-Irish tradition is an essential part of the life of Ireland.
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Author Biography - J. C. Beckett
Professor J. C. Beckett was born and educated in Belfast where he became a lecturer in Modern History at Queen's University; and in 1958 Professor of Irish History there. After his retirement from the chair in 1975 Professor Beckett spent 1976 as Cummings Lecturer at McGill University, Montreal and was visiting Professor at the Univeristy of Tulane, New Orleans in 1977. In 1980 he was awarded an honorary D. Litt. by Queen's University, Belfast. Professor Beckett died in 1996.
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