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Irish Studies

The Cambridge Scholars Publishing Irish Studies collection explores key aspects of colonial and post-colonial Ireland, presenting volumes on Irish historical studies alongside insights into cultural aspects including dance and literature. A particular focus is placed on the key topics of Irish political studies and the Catholic tradition, with contributions from key academics as well as poets and memoir writers.

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"Sharks and Sprats"

This book is based on reflexivity and offers a snapshot of migration from Poland to Ireland with a special focus on transnational migratory practices. It evidences how young people articulate and negotiate their identities and pathways through peer hierarchies during their second culture acquisition. This book has two purposes. The...
£41.99

"The Turn of the Hand"

Recent decades have seen an enormous resurgence in the arts of memoir and life writing. Nowhere is this more true than in the case of Ireland and other postcolonial countries, where memoir has functioned to regenerate and re-present meaningful incidents and events in the pasts of particular individuals or cultural groups. This memo...
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"Untitled"

Tomás Bairéad is regarded as one of the finest short–story writers in Irish of the twentieth-century. His memoir recounts his youth on a small farm in an isolated region of the west of Ireland, one of the last “Gaeltachtaí” or Irish-speaking districts. An active member of the Irish Volunteers in his area and a talented writer of bo...
£47.99

“A Warr So Desperate”

“A Warr So Desperate”: John Milton and Some Contemporaries on the Irish Rebellion examines the political and colonial contexts of Milton’s Observations Upon the Articles of Peace, as well as the relatively brief, but significant comments on the Irish Rebellion that occur elsewhere in his work. Commissioned by the Council of State i...
£34.99

A Social History of Rural ...

This book offers a brief history of Crotta Great House, County Kerry, Ireland, now in ruins, where Horatio Herbert Kitchener spent his boyhood years. These ruined walls, which rose out of the ashes of the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, loom large throughout the author’s own childhood years; their crumbling remains both a monument to and an echo of the past.Part memoir and part social history, it interweaves historical research with the author’s own personal memories to create an unsentimental snapshot of a moment in Ireland’s recent past embedded within a broader historical backdrop. The writing shifts seamlessly between the past and present tense to graphically portray experiences of growing up in the prevailing culture and conditions of the time—bringing to life the atmosphere of the 1950s and ‘60s in rural Ireland as seen through the eyes of a child.
£46.19

A Social History of Rural ...

This book offers a brief history of Crotta Great House, County Kerry, Ireland, now in ruins, where Horatio Herbert Kitchener spent his boyhood years. These ruined walls, which rose out of the ashes of the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, loom large throughout the author’s own childhood years; their crumbling remains both a monument to and an echo of the past.Part memoir and part social history, it interweaves historical research with the author’s own personal memories to create an unsentimental snapshot of a moment in Ireland’s recent past embedded within a broader historical backdrop. The writing shifts seamlessly between the past and present tense to graphically portray experiences of growing up in the prevailing culture and conditions of the time—bringing to life the atmosphere of the 1950s and ‘60s in rural Ireland as seen through the eyes of a child.
£46.19

A Social History of Rural ...

This book offers a brief history of Crotta Great House, County Kerry, Ireland, now in ruins, where Horatio Herbert Kitchener spent his boyhood years. These ruined walls, which rose out of the ashes of the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, loom large throughout the author’s own childhood years; their crumbling remains both a monument to and an echo of the past.Part memoir and part social history, it interweaves historical research with the author’s own personal memories to create an unsentimental snapshot of a moment in Ireland’s recent past embedded within a broader historical backdrop. The writing shifts seamlessly between the past and present tense to graphically portray experiences of growing up in the prevailing culture and conditions of the time—bringing to life the atmosphere of the 1950s and ‘60s in rural Ireland as seen through the eyes of a child.
£46.19

A Social History of Rural ...

This book offers a brief history of Crotta Great House, County Kerry, Ireland, now in ruins, where Horatio Herbert Kitchener spent his boyhood years. These ruined walls, which rose out of the ashes of the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland, loom large throughout the author’s own childhood years; their crumbling remains both a monument to and an echo of the past.Part memoir and part social history, it interweaves historical research with the author’s own personal memories to create an unsentimental snapshot of a moment in Ireland’s recent past embedded within a broader historical backdrop. The writing shifts seamlessly between the past and present tense to graphically portray experiences of growing up in the prevailing culture and conditions of the time—bringing to life the atmosphere of the 1950s and ‘60s in rural Ireland as seen through the eyes of a child.
£46.19

Apocryphal and Literary In...

Apocryphal and Literary Influences on Galway Diasporic History establishes that apocryphal stories, in all their transformations, contribute to collective memory. Common characteristics frame their analysis: irreducible and enduring elements, often embedded in archetypal drama; lack of historical verification; establishment in coll...
£39.99

Changes in Contemporary Ir...

This volume explores the cultural, literary, theatrical, and political changes in Irish society from 1980. The so-called ‘Celtic Tiger’ brought about cultural and economic rejuvenation in Ireland but this new found confidence and prosperity was destabilised by other events, such as the scandals in the Catholic Church, bringing into...
£44.99

Changing Values, Attitudes...

The European Social Survey (the ESS) is an academically-driven social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe’s changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations. Established in 2001, and currently preparing for its seventh round, this biennial cross-secti...
£47.99
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