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  • Irish Civilizationby Arthur Aughey; John Oakland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Irish Civilization provides the perfect background and introduction to both the history of Ireland until 1921 and the development of the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland since 1921. This book illustrates how these two countries and societies have developed in common but also those elements where there have been, and continue to be, substantial... more...

  • Irish Postmodernisms and Popular Cultureby W. Balzano; A. Mulhall; M. Sullivan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This collection explores popular culture in Ireland and Ireland in popular, from Fanfic to Orange Parades, from Boybands to the Blessed Virgin Mary and from Celebrity Tourism to the Gaelic Athletic Association. The essays examine local and global Irishness, focusing on how gender, sexuality, and race shape contemporary postmodernism in Ireland. more...

  • The Archaeology of Medieval Irelandby Terry B. Barry

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    `This eagerly awaited book is an outstanding and right up-to-date summary of every excavation and investigation undertaken in Ireland into the earthworks, castles, ecclesiastical buildings and towns of the period from the arrival of the Anglo-Normans to the mid-sixteenth century...a most welcome synthesis and will be valued by the layperson, student... more...

  • Crossroadsby Sara Brady; Fintan Walsh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 95.00

    The highly performative categories of 'Irish culture' and 'Irishness' are in need of critical address, prompted by recent changes in Irish society, the arts industry and modes of critical inquiry. This book broaches this task by considering Irish expressive culture through some of the paradigms and vocabularies offered by performance studies. more...

  • Grandmother and Wolfe Toneby Hubert Butler

    The Lilliput Press 1990; US$ 14.57

    The finest and most penetrating essayist this country has produced this century ... there is not a dull page in this civilized and witty book.' - The Irish Times A third volume of essays - autobiographical, polemical, political, exploratory - by the most distinctive Irish writer of the age, in the highest tradition of Swift and Shaw. Hubert Butler's... more...

  • Wolfe Toneby Hubert Butler

    The Lilliput Press 1985; US$ 7.28

    An important study of the dynamics behind Tone's ideal, which disentangles the roots of racialism and nationalism in Ireland, and questions the causes of division between North and South. Butler contends - with precision and passion - that the way forward lies through an understanding of the past and a return to the world of small-scale and personal... more...

  • Wacky Eireby Geraldine Comiskey

    Liberties Press 2012; US$ 13.11

    Welcome to Wacky Eire – it?s stranger than fiction. Imagine RTÉ?s Nationwide crossed with the cult series Eurotrash, or BBC?s Country File mixed with Father Ted . . . Now imagine it as a book of true stories, written by an insider who has travelled the length and breadth of Ireland seeking out the weird, the wacky, the raunchy and the downright shocking... more...

  • A History of Irish Thoughtby Thomas Duddy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    This is the first complete introduction to Irish thought ever available. This volume will be of great value to anyone interested in Irish culture and its intellectual history. more...

  • Ireland and the Atlantic Heritageby E. Estyn Evans; Henry Glassie

    The Lilliput Press 1996; US$ 14.57

    Henry Glassie, in his Foreword, describes Estyn Evans, the great geographer-historian of Belfast, as 'one in a tiny aristocracy of the mind who created the intellectual world we inhabit and whose writings will inspire scholars yet unborn'. This is manifest in the depth of knowledge and in the exhilarating grasp of detail and method to be found in... more...

  • Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone?by Ryan Hackney; Amy Hackney Blackwell

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 13.95

    Fáilte! Brew yourself a cuppa and settle in to discover...Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone? It's the closest you can feel to the Emerald Isle without boarding a plane! You'll tickle your noggin with spirited questions, including: How did a white bull start a war? What is Brian Boru's connection to Guinness? Why was 1847 known as Black '47? Where... more...