Ireland (Inventing the Nation)

Ireland (Inventing the Nation)

By: R.V. Comerford (author)Paperback

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This book provides a fascinating history of Ireland, focusing on the ways in which the nation has been depicted by competing interests, from political factions to religious groups to commercial powers. It examines the origins of Ireland's various identities, looking at Irish culture, religion, and language. The result is an original work of scholarship that analyzes Ireland's rich history and traces the formation of its national identity.

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About Author

Richard Vincent Comerford is Professor of Modern History at National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland.


Faith and the fatherland in the 17th century; colonial nationalism in the 18th century; revolutionary nationalism; the Orange order; Catholic nationalism; romantic nationalism; national schooling; land and nation; an empire for nationalists; Irish-America's Ireland; unionism; Celtic nationalism; independent Ireland, Gaelic and Catholic; Northern Ireland - British and Protestant; sport and identity; history-writing.

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/08/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780340731123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780340731123
  • weight: 508
  • ISBN10: 0340731125

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