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  • Irish Civilizationby Arthur Aughey; John Oakland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

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

  • ?And so began the Irish Nation?by Dr Brendan Bradshaw

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    Nationalism is a particularly slippery subject to define and understand, particularly when applied to early modern Europe. In this collection of essays, Brendan Bradshaw provides an insight into how concepts of ?nationalism? and ?national identity? can be understood and applied to pre-modern Ireland. Drawing upon a selection of his most provocative... more...

  • Crossroadsby Sara Brady; Fintan Walsh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    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$ 6.99

    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$ 12.99

    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... more...

  • The Archaeology of Caves in Irelandby Marion Dowd

    Oxbow Books 2015; US$ 42.50

    The archaeology of caves in Ireland is a ground-breaking and unique study of the enigmatic, unseen and dark silent world of caves. People have engaged with caves for the duration of human occupation of the island, spanning 10,000 years. In prehistory, subterranean landscapes were associated with the dead and the spirit world, with evidence for burials,... more...

  • A History of Irish Thoughtby Thomas Duddy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    The first complete introduction to the subject ever published, A History of Irish Thought presents an inclusive survey of Irish thought and the history of Irish ideas against the backdrop of current political and social change in Ireland. Clearly written and engaging, the survey introduces an array of philosophers, polemicists, ideologists, satirists,... more...