The Wearing of the Green
A History of St Patrick's Day
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Wearing of the Green by Mike Cronin
Book DescriptionThe full history of St. Patrick's day is captured here for the first time in The Wearing of the Green. Illustrated with photos, the book spans the medieval origins, steeped in folklore and myth, through its turbulent and troubled times when it acted as fuel for fierce political argument, and tells the fascinating story of how the celebration of 17th March was transformed from a stuffy dinner for Ireland's elite to one of the world's most public festivals. Looking at more general Irish traditions and Irish communities throughout the world, Mike Cronin and Daryl Adair follow the history of this widely celebrated event, examining how the day has been exploited both politically and commercially, and they explore the shared heritage of the Irish through the development of this unique patriotic holiday. Highly informative for students of history, cultural studies and sociology, and an absolute delight for anyone interested in the fascinating and unique culture of Ireland.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415180047
(234mm x 156mm x 34mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mike Cronin
History of Ireland, Hardback (December 2014)
A History of Ireland explores the story of Ireland from the 12th century to the present day. This new edition has been revised, updated and expanded to take into account the latest scholarship and major recent political, economic, social, and cultural events.
Sport: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (November 2014)
Sport is one of the largest industries in the world and the global reach of major sporting events is enormous. In this Very Short Introduction, Mike Cronin explores the historical development of sport. Exploring a variety of activities from rugby and cricket to tennis, athletics, and skiing, he considers the central role it plays in modern society.
GAA: A People's History, Paperback (October 2014)
This history of Gaelic games and the social world around them has been an outstanding success. From how and where Gaelic games were played and watched to their impact on Irish communities at home and abroad, politics, women in the GAA, music and much more, this history sets the GAA experience against that of a changing Irish society.
GAA, Hardback (October 2011)» View all books by Mike Cronin
People and place, sport and identity tell the story of how the GAA has left an imprint on every Irish county and Irish communities overseas. With a mix of text, images and first-hand accounts from participants in the GAA Oral History project, this provides fascinating insights into why the GAA has developed as it has in different places.
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Author Biography - Mike Cronin
Mike Cronin graduated with a Ph.D. in history from Oxford University in 1994. He is currently Accademic Director for Centre of Irish Programmes at Boston College, Dublin. Cronin has a particular interest in the study of twentieth-century Irish history, as well as the politics of sport in Irish history. He is author of The Blueshirts and Irish Politics (1997), Sport and Nationalism in Ireland (1999) and A History of Ireland (2001). Daryl Adair graduated with a Ph.D. in history from the Flinders University of South Australia in 1995. He is currently Lecturer in Sports Humanities in the Centre for Sports Studies, University of Canberra, Australia. Adair has a background in Australian history, with a keen interest in public spectacles. He is author of Sport in Australian History (1997, with Wray Vamplew), and editor of Sport Tourism (2002, with Brent Ritchie).
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