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Uncertain Futures: Essays about the Irish Past for Roy Foster

Senia Paseta


This is a collection of essays produced to mark Roy Foster’s retirement from the Carroll Professorship of Irish History at the University of Oxford and to celebrate his exceptional contribution to Irish history. Contributors reflect on his role as teacher, mentor, professional historian, and as student of Irish history himself. The essays engage with key themes in Roy Foster’s work, in particular with the uncertainty of the future at any given historical juncture, a theme evident in his research on Parnell, Yeats, Randolph Churchill, Bowen, and, more recently, on ‘the revolutionary generation’ ... More

Keywords: Roy Foster, Irish history, British history, historiography, Oxford, Ireland, literature

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198748274
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748274.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Senia Paseta, editor
Professor of Modern History, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford

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