Interest in nineteenth-century studies has never been greater, and contrasts sharply with previous neglect of many aspects of that century's history and culture. These essays by leading scholars assess and interpret developments from 1990 onwards in the field of nineteenth-century Irish studies, and from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. The book covers political, social, religious and women's history and historical geography as well as anthropological and sociological studies of nineteenth-century Ireland. Further chapters cover nineteenth-century music, art history, literature in English, Gaelic culture and language and the Irish diaspora. This will be an invaluable research tool and reference book for many years to come.
1 Political history, Gearoid O Tuathaigh
2 Social history, Gary Owens
3 Irish women's history, Maria Luddy
4 Religious history David W. Miller
5 Historical geography, Matthew Stout
6 Anthropological and sociological studies, Joan Vincent and Marilyn Cohen
7 Literature in English, Sean Ryder 8 Gaelic culture and language shift, Niall O Ciosain
9 Art history, Fintan Cullen
10 Musicology, Harry White
11 The Irish diaspora, Joseph Lee
"offers an outstanding starting point (and returning point) to scholars ... this work will remain an invaluable overview of research since the 1990s."
Irish Studies Review 14 (2) 2006
"Specialist scholars and general readers alike will profit enormously from this ambitious collection, which covers aspects of the long nineteenth century in Ireland and the United Kingdom ... In bringing this collection to print, Geary and Kelleher have performed a genuine service to those with an interest in nineteenth-century studies. Whether readers scrutinize only those essays that pertain most directly to their own fields or interest or read the work in its entirety, they will surely benefit from the encounter."
Victorian Studies Spring 2006
"an extremely valuable addition for the library of any student or scholar of nineteenth-century Ireland. It contains not only a series of excellently written chapters covering a wide range of subject areas; it also includes a comprehensive bibliography. Following in the tradition of Moody and Lee's previous volumes, it represents a welcome addition to the canon of Irish historiographical writing."
Studies Vol 94 No 376 2006
"The editors ... are to be congratulated on work well done ... provides insightful discussion and a bibliographical Aladdin's cave..."
Irish Economic and Social History 2006