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Encyclopedia of Ireland: An a-Z Guide to Its People, Places, History, and Culture

Ciaran Brady, general editor
Format
Book
Published
New York : Oxford University Press, c2000.
Language
English
ISBN
0195216857 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • Agriculture--shaped by climate, tenancy, and market needs 4
  • Dream and ambition of many--tracing Irish ancestors 7
  • How the Celts influenced Ireland 63
  • Early film industry, hampered by censorship and a lack of cash 67
  • Cinema in the 1990s--new talent that is celebrating Irishness 68
  • From kitchen hearth and ceilidh to the renown of Riverdance 94
  • Irish diaspora and its far-reaching cultural impact 126
  • Transformed into a model economy--the emergence of the Celtic tiger 132
  • Great Famine and its legacy of poverty, emigration, and death 136
  • Folklore--a vast heritage kept alive by the love of stories 148
  • Ireland after independence--from isolation to modernization 182
  • Irish literature--a unique voice 185
  • Traditional Irish music--distinctive, vibrant, and played by thousands 246
  • Northern Ireland's complex history from creation to devolution 256
  • Rebellions and plantations
  • 200 years of conflict 288
  • Republicanism--the historic wish for a whole and separate state 304
  • Social change as the Republic has grown more outward-looking 324
  • Great moments for Irish sport, from football to snooker 327
  • Vikings and Normans invade 352.
Description
x, 390 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-388) and index.
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