The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.
Alvin Jackson was educated at Corpus Christi College and Nuffield College, Oxford, and has been Lecturer in Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and Professor of Modern Irish History at Queen's University Belfast. Among his books are Ireland 1798-1998: War, Peace and Beyond (2010) and The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007 (2012).
A. INTRODUCTION; B. THEMATIC STUDIES; 1. NATION, EMPIRE AND LANDSCAPE; 2. PEOPLE, CULTURE AND THE ECONOMY; C. PERIOD STUDIES; 1. THE THIRD KINGDOM: IRELAND, C.1580-1690; 2. ASCENDANCY IRELAND (1691-1801); 3. BRITISH STATE AND CATHOLIC NATION (1800-1920); 4. DOMINION, REPUBLIC AND HOME RULE: THE TWO IRELANDS, 1920-2008