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Description - Irish Studies by Alex Davis

Offering an introduction to Irish culture and society, this glossary serves as a routemap for undergraduates to further study. It contains around 400 short and accessible explanations of the key events, figures and concepts in Irish studies since the pre-modern period. From "the Abbey Theatre" and "Bloody Sunday" to "Viking Invasions" and "Oscar Wilde", this glossary gives an interdisciplinary overview of Irish culture and society and offers directions for further reading. Covering literary terms, traditions and movements as well as Irish history, politics, music and art, the entries are fully cross-referenced and assume no prior knowledge making this a useful source of information for students of Irish studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340807415
ISBN-10: 0340807415
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Hodder Arnold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alex Davis

John Goodby is Lecturer in English at university of Wales, Swansea. He is the authors and editor of several works on Ireland, including Irish Poetry Since 1950: from Stillness into History (2000). Alex Davis is Lecturer in English at University College Cork. He has written widely on English, Irish and American Literature and is author of A Broken Line: Denis Devlin and Irish Poetic Modernism. Andrew Hadfield is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. He has published extensively on Irish history and culture. Eve Patten is Lecturer in English at Trinity College Dublin and has published widely on nineteenth and twentieth century Irish writing.

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