Modern Ireland, 1600-1972
By (author) R. F. Foster
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Modern Ireland, 1600-1972 by R. F. Foster
Book DescriptionMasterfully blending narrative and interpretation, and R.F. Foster's "Modern Ireland: 1600-1972" looks at how key events in Irish history contributed to the creation of the 'Irish Nation'. "The most brilliant and courageous Irish historian of his generation". (Colm Toibin, "London Review of Books"). "Remarkable...Foster gives a wise and balanced account of both forces of unity and forces of diversity...a master work of scholarship". (Bernard Crick, "New Statesman"). "A tour de force...Anyone who really wants to make sense of Ireland and the Irish must read Roy Foster's magnificent and accessible Modern Ireland". (Anthony Clare). "A magnificent book. It supersedes all other accounts of modern Irish history". (Conor Cruise O'Brien, "Sunday Times"). "Dazzling...a masterly survey not so much of the events of Irish history over the past four centuries as of the way in which those events acted upon the peoples living in Ireland to produce in our own time an "Irish Nation"...a gigantic and distinguished undertaking". (Robert Kee, "Observer"). "A work of gigantic importance. It is everything that a history book should be. It is beautifully and clearly written; it seeps wisdom through its every pore; it is full of the most elegant and scholarly insights; it is magnificently authoritative and confident...Modern Ireland is quite simply the single most important book on Irish history written in this generation...A masterpiece". (Kevin Myers, "Irish Times"). R. F. Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford. His books include "Modern Ireland: 1600-1972", "Luck and the Irish" and "W. B. Yeats: A Life".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140132502
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Mar-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. F. Foster
Vivid Faces, Paperback (May 2015)
Surveys the lives and beliefs of the people who made the Irish Revolution: linked together by youth, radicalism, subversive activities, enthusiasm and love. This title deals with argumentative, exciting, subversive and original lives of people who made a revolution, as well as the disillusionment in which it ended.
Words Alone, Paperback (December 2012)
Yeats is usually seen as a great modernist innovator. This book goes against the grain to explore the Irish literary traditions that preceded and influenced him-romantic 'national tales' in post-Union Ireland, the poetry and polemic of the Young Ireland movement, the occult novels of Sheridan LeFanu, and William Carleton's 'peasant fictions'.
Charles Stewart Parnell, Paperback (October 2010)
Charles Stewart Parnell has traditionally been studied from the political angle. This book places him in the social context of 19th century Irish gentry, and studies him in relation to his remarkable family.
Luck and the Irish, Paperback (July 2008)» View all books by R. F. Foster
From 1970, things were changing in Ireland - the Celtic Tiger had finally woken, and the rules for everything from gender roles and religion to international relations were being entirely rewritten. This title examines how the country has weathered thirty years of rapid transformation, and what these changes may mean in the long run.
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Author Biography - R. F. Foster
R. F. Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford. His books include The Irish Story and W. B. Yeats: A Life.
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