Ireland

A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: John Patrick McCarthy

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074739

Category: History

Page: 584

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Presents a short history of Ireland from the Renaissance to the present followed by a dictionary of important people, events and issues related to Irish history, a chronology, maps, and more.

Ireland

A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: John Patrick McCarthy

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 9780816053780

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 584

View: 2098

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Examines Ireland's history, including its relationship with the United States, its political history, and its cultural contributions, and includes a narrative history, a chronology, and a dictionary of people, events, and terms.

Italy

A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Roland Sarti

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074747

Category: History

Page: 712

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Exploring more than 500 years of the country's history, Italy provides readers interested in modern Italy or European history with a greater understanding of Italy's past, from the Renaissance to the present. This guide presents the milestones in Italy's history in an interesting and readable way.

Author: Shannon Graff Hysell

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591585251

Category:

Page: 704

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For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.

Spain and Portugal

A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Julia Ortiz Griffin,William D. Griffin

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 9780816045921

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 490

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Alphabetically arranged entries offer an overview of the history of Spain and Portugal, covering people, places, events, and issues.

Great Britain

A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Richard S. Tompson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074720

Category: History

Page: 561

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An A-Z reference guide to significant people, ideas, places, and events in British history.

Germany

A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Joseph A. Biesinger

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074712

Category: Germany

Page: 856

View: 1392

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A wealth of information is presented in this guide in a variety of formats, including a concise narrative history, a chronology and A to Z entries, to provide readers with a greater understanding of German history, from the Renaissance to the present day.

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Power and the Nation in European History

Author: Len Scales,Oliver Zimmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139444729

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Few would doubt the central importance of the nation in the making and unmaking of modern political communities. The long history of 'the nation' as a concept and as a name for various sorts of 'imagined community' likewise commands such acceptance. But when did the nation first become a fundamental political factor? This is a question which has been, and continues to be, far more sharply contested. A deep rift still separates 'modernist' perspectives, which view the political nation as a phenomenon limited to modern, industrialised societies, from the views of scholars concerned with the pre-industrial world who insist, often vehemently, that nations were central to pre-modern political life also. This 2005 book engages with these questions by drawing on the expertise of leading medieval, early modern and modern historians.

After Ireland

Writing the Nation from Beckett to the Present

Author: Declan Kiberd

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786693216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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Ireland is suffering a crisis of authority. Catholic Church scandals, political corruption, and economic collapse have shaken the Irish people's faith in their institutions. The nation's struggle for independence is thrown into doubt. But, as Declan Kiberd argues in this engaging survey of post-war Irish literature, the country's creative writers have been alert to this reality from the start. He describes the young Samuel Beckett witnessing the burning of Dublin in 1916 and realising that 'the birth of a nation might also seal its doom.' Surveying thirty works by modern Irish writers, Kiberd traces the response to the crisis of Irish Statehood in the work of Seamus Heaney, Edna O'Brien, Joseph O'Connor, Tom Murphy, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Derek Mahon and John Banville, among others. Placing these writers at the centre of Ireland's on-going exploration of the true meaning of freedom, Kiberd shows how Irish artists preserve and extend a humane culture that imagines a renewed, more plural and open nation. Kiberd's Inventing Ireland, originally published in 1995 is a dazzlingly ambitious critical history of modern Irish literature and the standard work on the Irish Literary Revival. In After Ireland, Kiberd responds to the next generation of Irish writers, in this second renaissance of Irish literature.

Ireland in the Renaissance, C.1540-1660

Author: Thomas Herron,Michael Potterton

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781851829880

Category: History

Page: 384

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This book brings to life the cross-currents of European 'Renaissance' culture in Ireland, primarily outside the Pale. Essays focus on institutions such as Peter White's grammar school in Kilkenny; monuments, including the funeral art of Kilkenny and Lord Deputy Sir Henry Sidney's decorated stone bridge at Athlone; buildings such as the fortified houses of Laois-Offaly, the decorated Butler mansion at Carrick-on-Suir, and Sir Walter Raleigh's house in Youghal; maps, including the sinister colonial cartography of Richard Bartlett; texts such as Counter-Reformation polemic and nationalist historiography, women's writing from the 1641 rebellion, and the published Dublin celebrations of King Charles II's Restoration.

Between Nations

Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell, and the Question of Britain

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804780032

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Fusing historiography with literary criticism, Between Nations produces an array of unexpected readings of early modern texts. Starting from the premise that England has never been able to emerge or define itself in isolation from its neighbors on the British Isles, this book places Renaissance England and its literature at a meeting of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh histories. It ranges from the late sixteenth through the late seventeenth centuries and deals with the "reigns" of three monarchs and one regicide—those of Elizabeth I, James I, Charles II, and Oliver Cromwell. However, it shifts the domain they ruled from the customary center into interactions between England and the other British polities. The author argues that England was able to develop into what we call a "nation" only in and by means of its relations with the other proto-"nations" that often it was also suppressing. Among the authors who served one or more of the four English rulers are Shakespeare, Spenser, and Marvell, who are studied here in the way they responded to the complexities of British history that encompassed their "nation." They not only participated in nation building/destroying, but their works are shown often to be meditations on that process and their own roles in the process. In Henry V, for example, Shakespeare both produces a vision of an ideal Britain and inscribes into his play the voices of various British peoples that are meant to be subsumed. Spenser's A View of the Present State of Ireland, which is often taken as an anti-Gaelic screed, is more plausibly seen as a text compounded of heterogeneous cultural influences, many of them originating from within Ireland. The complexity of the text reflects Spenser's own situation as a colonial official exiled from one British nation, England, to another, Ireland. In "An Horation Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland," Marvell explicitly considers the consequences of a campaign that historians have called the "War of the Three Kingdoms." In that, and in a later poem, "The Loyal Scot," Marvell emerges as a shrewd commentator on the British politics of his day. Throughout, the book demonstrates that historical readings of this period's English literary works can be as multivalent and multicentric as the British history that produced them.

Movements in European History

Author: D. H. Lawrence,Philip Crumpton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521007030

Category: History

Page: 400

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An edition of the only school textbook Lawrence ever wrote.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Inventing Ireland

Author: Declan Kiberd

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674463646

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 719

View: 4586

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Declan Kiberd offers a vivid account of the personalities and texts--English and Irish alike--that reinvented Ireland after centuries of colonialism. Combining detailed and daring interpretations of literary masterpieces with assessments of the wider role of language, sport, clothing, politics, and philosophy in the Irish revival, this book is a major literary history of modern Ireland.

Encyclopedia of European social history from 1350 to 2000

Author: Peter N. Stearns

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 524

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"Covering the period from the beginning of the Renaissance to the present, this encyclopedia consists of 209 signed articles and nearly 300 biographical entries. The set is thoroughly indexed, amply illustrated, and a joy to read. Graduate students will find it useful as an introduction to historiography while advanced high school students will enjoy the articles on historical topics."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.