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Bringing her original insights into theory and philosophy to bear upon the controversial question of revision in Irish history, Evi Gkotzaridis presents the first historical and theoretical examination of the trailblazer historians who, from 1938, spearheaded an unpoliticized Irish history. Drawing on hitherto unused archives, Trials of Irish History shows how the venture to disenthrall Irish and European history from official propagandas proved stimulating and challenging, but perilous. Providing a new and stimulating conceptual framework for the study of Irish historiography, the book combines a theoretical approach with close analysis of important case studies and includes: * an incisive restaging of the passionate joust that took place between revisionists and traditionalists in the shadow of the Troubles * examination of the cultural contradiction of the first decades of independence, the estrangement of two regimes and the devastation of the Second World War * comparison of the Irish Kulturkampf to similar discussions in German and France in order to identify and examine the arguments propounded on each side. Prising open conflicting intellectual notions about the function of history in a divided society, this will be an informative and stimulating addition to the study of Irish history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415329187
ISBN-10: 0415329183
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Evi Gkotzaridis

European University Institute

Books By Author Evi Gkotzaridis

Trials of Irish History by Evi Gkotzaridis

Trials of Irish History

Paperback, December 2009
$63.89