Victoria’s Ireland? Irishness and Britishness, 1837-1901

Gray, P.H. (ed.) (2004) Victoria’s Ireland? Irishness and Britishness, 1837-1901, Dublin, Ireland, Four Courts Press, 192pp.


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This collection of interdisciplinary essays focuses on the articulation and interplay of 'Irish' and 'British' identities during the Victorian period in Ireland, Great Britain and beyond. To some commentators inherently antagonistic, to others potentially complementary, 'Irishness' and 'Britishness' were described and contested with increasing intensity throughout the long period of Victoria's reign. These essays utilize a range of themes to throw light on the complexities of that relationship, including the Victorian monarchy's attitude towards Ireland and Irish reactions to it, debates about Irish difference and integration, and varied constructions of Ireland's place in the imperial world order. It gives particular attention to the Famine as a rupturing force in Victorian Irish-British relations and to attempts made to contain this cleavage in literature, economic theory and policy.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 1851827587 (hardback)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 12229
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Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:23

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