Ulster Since 1600: Politics, Economy, and Society (Hardback)
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Ulster Since 1600: Politics, Economy, and Society (Hardback)

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Hardback 374 Pages / Published: 22/11/2012
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Ulster Since 1600 surveys the history of the province from plantation to partition, and onwards from the formation of the Northern Ireland state to the 'Troubles' of recent decades. It synthesises existing historical knowledge and also brings new insights to bear on the political, social, and economic evolution of the province and its peoples. The word 'Ulster' conjures up images of communal conflict, sectarianism, and peace processes of indefinite duration but, as this volume shows, there is much more to the history of Ulster and its peoples. From the Plantation of Ulster in the early seventeenth century, the province has been home to three major ethnic and religious groups. It was this radically reconstituted society that produced a precociously early emigration to North America, that celebrated the outbreak of the French Revolution, and that in the Victorian era hosted Ireland's first industrial city. Its rural poor suffered destruction and death during the Great Famine of the 1840s, along with their counterparts in the south of Ireland. Its urban working classes had much in common with the industrial classes of England and Scotland, in terms of religiosity, popular entertainment, labour movements, gender, and family relationships. This multi-authored volume is a major contribution to the history of Ireland and to Ireland's contested place in the British and the wider world.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199583119
Number of pages: 374
Weight: 712 g
Dimensions: 240 x 167 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Co-authored histories of Ulster are far from unknown, but this new one is probably the most intelligently planned and well executed and it is certainly pretty much up-to-date. ... an admirable account of the particularity of Ulster, of how it came to have its distinctive modern history, and why many of the legacies of its past, however attenuated, still have the power to haunt and to bite back. * John Morrill, European History Quarterly *
one of the most significant histories of Ulster published in the past couple of decades. * Irish Times *
...because of the high quality of so many of its chapters, it surely has to be one of the most significant histories of Ulster published in the past couple of decades...This is the great merit of the book: each chapter provides an audit of research on a clearly defined area, a showcase, a distillation of the scholarly work of many. * Irish Times *
This book is a useful survey of literature in a variety of sub-fields in the history of Ulster and will make a useful textbook for undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Irish history and Irish studies broadly defined. * Eoin McLaughlin, Journal of Sottish Historical Studies *

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