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Ireland and Empire: Colonial Legacies in Irish History and Culture

Stephen Howe


A growing band of historians, political commentators, and cultural critics has sought to analyse Ireland's past and present in colonial terms. For some, including Irish Republicans, it is the only proper framework for understanding Ireland. Others reject the very use of the colonial label for Ireland's history; while using the term for the present arouses outrage, especially amongst Ulster Unionists. This book evaluates and analyses these controversies, ranging from debates over the ancient and medieval past to those in current literary and postcolonial theory. Scholarly, at times polemical, i ... More

Keywords: Ireland, Irish Republicans, Ulster Unionists, colonialism, ancient past, medieval past

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199249909
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Howe, author
Ruskin College, Oxford
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