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Ulster since 1600: Politics, Economy & Society

Kennedy, L and Ollerenshaw, P, eds. (2012) Ulster since 1600: Politics, Economy & Society. Oxford. 340 pp. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978–0–19–958311–9 [Book (edited)]

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To contemporary audiences, the terms Ulster, Northern Ireland, ‘the North’, are associated with images of communal conflict, sectarianism and peace processes of indefinite duration. Traced over the last four centuries, however, the history of Ulster is much richer in its social, economic and cultural variety, and also more peaceful, than these popular images would imply. This collaborative volume surveys the history of the province from 1600 to the present, in all its complexities, ambiguities and contrariness. Its collective gaze takes in the variety of political, social, economic and cultural forces that shaped society in the northern province of Ireland, while also alert to national and international influences. The outcome is a set of interweaving narratives that are rich in human drama and the complexities of life in a hybrid society. The two dozen authors represented in the volume are leading scholars from Ireland, Britain and the United States of America, who bring their own original insights and expertise to the study of Ulster’s past. L.kennedy@ulster.ac.ukPhilip.Ollerenshaw@uwe.ac.uk

Item Type:Book (edited)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts > School of English and History
Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute > History
Arts and Humanities Research Institute
ID Code:27844
Deposited By: Professor Liam Kennedy
Deposited On:16 Jul 2014 15:59
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:12

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