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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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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...
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“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

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

Connections~Verbindungen

When artist Gerhardt Gallagher came across a series of etchings by his German grandmother Margarethe, it launched a sequence of events, which led to an exhibition and then this book. Magarethe’s artistic career had been severely disrupted by two wars and Gerhardt conceived a project, which would allow Margarethe’s works to be exhib...
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Emerald Green

Emerald Green: An Ecocritical Study of Irish Literature analyzes a wide range of Irish literature whose themes tie into a reverence for the natural world of Ireland. From an ecocritical perspective, these works, tied into an understanding of the landscape and particular aspects of nature, attain a fresh new meaning and foster a mo...
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Glocal Ireland

The transformations undergone by Ireland in the last decades have relocated the country within that liminal space of the local and the global. The country of the deeply-rooted rural traditions, the severely religious impositions and the fragile economic system became in the 1990s a world referent due to its unprecedented and impres...
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Heinrich Böll and Ireland

Nobel Prize winning author Heinrich Böll’s Irisches Tagebuch (Irish Journal) which was first published in 1957, has been read by millions of German readers and has had an unsurpassed impact on the German image of Ireland. But there is much more to Heinrich Böll’s relationship with Ireland than the Irisches Tagebuch. In this new boo...
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Ireland

On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, the socialist writer James Connolly ordered an armed group to march down Dame Street in Dublin, in what became a citizens’ occupation of Dublin city centre. As Connolly hoped, the shockwave launched by the doomed uprising kindled fires of revolution throughout the colonies during all of the 20th cen...
£49.99

Ireland at War and Peace

The essays in this collection examine Ireland at war and peace from the Revival period to the present day, examining key aspects of Irish literature and history—culturally rich but politically turbulent—from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Ireland at War and Peace examines important social, political ...
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Ireland in Crisis?

The first annual conference of ICIS, the international congress of Irish studies, was held at, and academically sponsored by, the University of California at Berkeley in July 2012. The four main themes of the conference were: Performing Arts; Literature, Language, and Identity; Politics, Technology, and the Economy; and Issues of I...
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Irish Childhoods

While much has been written about Irish culture’s apparent obsession with the past and with representing childhood, few critics have explored in detail the position of children’s fiction within such discourses. This book serves to redress these imbalances, illuminating both the manner in which children’s texts engage with complex c...
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