This final volume in the Cambridge History of Ireland covers the period from the 1880s to the present. Based on the most recent and innovative scholarship and research, the many contributions from experts in their field offer detailed and fresh perspectives on key areas of Irish social, economic, religious, political, demographic, institutional and cultural history. By situating the Irish story, or stories - as for much of these decades two Irelands are in play - in a variety of contexts, Irish and Anglo-Irish, but also European, Atlantic and, latterly, global. The result is an insightful interpretation on the emergence and development of Ireland during these often turbulent decades. Copiously illustrated, with special features on images of the 'Troubles' and on Irish art and sculpture in the twentieth century, this volume will undoubtedly be hailed as a landmark publication by the most recent generation of historians of Ireland.
Thomas Bartlett (University of Aberdeen)
Cambridge University Press
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Series: The Cambridge History of Ireland
12 March 2020
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Introduction Thomas Bartlett; Foreword; 1. Ireland 1880-2016: negotiating sovereignty and freedom Gearoid O Tuathaigh; Part I. Ireland 1880-1923: 2. Radical nationalisms Matthew Kelly; 3. Home rulers at Westminster, 1880-1814 Conor Mulvagh; 4. The origins, politics and culture of Irish Unionism c.1880-1916 Alvin Jackson; 5. Irish land questions 1879-1923 Terence Dooley; 6. Social conditions in Ireland Caitriona Clear; 7. The Irish literary revival Roy Foster; 8. The Culture War: the Gaelic League and Irish-Ireland Brian O Conchobair; Part II. War, Revolution and the Two Irelands, 1914-1945: 9. Ireland and the Great War David Fitzpatrick; 10. Revolution, 1916-1923 Fearghal McGarry; 11. Politics, economy, society: Northern Ireland 1920-1939 Susannah Riordan; 12. Politics, economy and society in the Irish Free State 1922-39 Anne Dolan; 13. Neutrality and belligerence: Ireland, 1939-1945 Philip Ollerenshaw; Part III. Contemporary Ireland, 1945-2016: 14. Stability, crisis and change in post-war Ireland 1945-1973 Brian Girvin; 15. Ireland transformed? Modernisation, secularisation and conservatism since 1973 Brian Girvin; 16. War and peace in Northern Ireland 1965-2016 Paul Bew and John Bew; 17. The Irish economy 1973 to 2016 John O'Hagan; 18. Migration since 1914 Mary E. Daly; 19. Broadcasting on the island of Ireland Robert J. Savage; 20. Popular culture in Ireland, 1880-2016 Paul Rouse; 21. Irish foreign policy 1919 to 1973 Michael Kennedy; Part IV. The Long View, Ireland 1880-2016: 22. The family in Ireland, 1880-2015 Lindsey Earner-Byrne; 23. Institutional space and the geography of confinement in Ireland Catherine Cox; 24. A short history of Irish memory in the long twentieth century Guy Beiner; 25. Catholicism in Ireland 1880-2016: rise, ascendancy and retreat Daithi O Corrain; 26. Art and architecture in Ireland, 1880-2016 Paula Murphy; 27. Ireland looking outwards 1880-2016 Eunan O' Halpin; Endword.
Thomas Bartlett was born in Belfast, and is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast. He has held positions at the National University of Ireland, Galway, then as Professor of Modern Irish history at University College Dublin, and most recently as Professor of Irish history at the University of Aberdeen, until his retirement in 2014. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and his previous publications include Ireland: A History (Cambridge, 2010).