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Nineteenth-Century Ireland (New Gill History of Ireland 5)

ISBN13: 9780389209348
ISBN: 0389209341
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $94.5
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Pages: 256
Average Goodreads rating: 3.47/5

Nineteenth-century Ireland began and ended in armed revolt. The "long" century lasted from the bloody insurrections of 1798 until 1922, by which time the institutions of modern Ireland were in place against a background of the Great War, the Ulster rebellion, and the armed uprising of nationalist Ireland. The years between 1800 and 1922 represented an attempt to make the union workoa search for stability. Professor Boyce examines nationalist Ireland against the backdrop of the great famine, the Industrial Revolution, and the home rule period from the 1880s to 1914. He concludes that the search for stability failed because the malign divisions of Irish history proved too strong. This book will be of value to students and scholars of Nineteenth century western European history and Irish studies. CONTENTS Introduction; The Union: Prelude and Aftermath, 1798 to 1808; The Catholic Question and Protestant Answers, 1808-29; Testing the Union, 1830-45; The Land and Its Nemesis, 1845-49; Political Diversity, Religious Division, 1850-69; The Formation of Irish Nationalism; Conciliation and Conflict, 1892-1914; The Union Broken, 1914-23; Stability and Strife in Nineteenth-Century Ireland; References; Bibliography; Index D