Ulster since 1600: Politics, Economy & Society

L Kennedy (Editor), P Ollerenshaw (Editor)

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    Abstract

    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
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages340
    ISBN (Print)978–0–19–958311–9
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2012

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    Kennedy, L., & Ollerenshaw, P. (Eds.) (2012). Ulster since 1600: Politics, Economy & Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.