Ireland 1798-1998: War, Peace and Beyond, 2nd Edition
April 2010, ©2010, Wiley-Blackwell
- A new edition of this highly acclaimed history of Ireland, reflecting both the very latest political developments and growth of scholarship
- Jackson provides a balanced and authoritative account of the complex political history of modern Ireland
- Draws on original research and extensive reading of the latest secondary literature
- Jackson provides an impressive treatment of events coupled with flowing narrative, delivered analytically and elegantly
List of Maps.
List of Abbreviations.
1.1 Ends of the Century.
1.2 Modes and Frameworks of Interpretation.
2 The Birth of Modern Irish Politics, 1790–8.
2.1 The Origins of the Crisis.
2.2 Constitutional Radicalism to Revolution, 1791–8.
3 Disuniting Kingdoms, Emancipating Catholics, 1799–1850.
3.1 The Union, 1799–1801.
3.2 The Catholic Question, 1799–1829.
3.3 Justice for Ireland, 1830–41.
3.4 Utilitarians and Romantics, 1841–8.
3.5 The Orange Party, 1798–1853.
4 The Ascendancy of the Land Question, 1845–91.
4.1 Guilty Men and the Great Famine.
4.2 Pivot or Accelerator?
4.3 Brigadiers and Fenians.
4.4 Home Rule: A First Definition.
4.5 Idealists and Technicians: The Parnellite Party, 1880–6.
4.6 A Union of Hearts and a Broken Marriage: Parnellism, 1886–91.
5 Greening the Red, White and Blue: The End of the Union, 1891–1921.
5.1 The Irish Parliamentary Party, 1891–1914.
5.2 Paths to the Post Office: Alternatives to the Irish Parliamentary Party, 1891–1914.
5.3 The Parliamentarians and their Enemies, 1914–18.
5.4 Making and Unmaking Unionism, 1853–1921.
5.5 Other Men’s Wounds: The Troubles, 1919–21.
5.6 Trucileers, Staters and Irregulars.
6 'Three Quarters of a Nation Once Again': Independent Ireland.
6.1 Saorstát Éireann, 1922–32.
6.2 Manifest Destiny: De Valera’s Ireland, 1932–48.
6.3 Towards a Redefinition of the National Ideal, 1948–58.
6.4 The Age of Lemass, 1957–73.
7 Northern Ireland, 1920–72: Specials, Peelers and Provos.
8 The Two Irelands, 1973–98.
8.1 The Republic, 1973–98.
8.2 Northern Ireland, 1973–98.
9 Ireland in the New Millennium.
9.1 The Republic, 1998–2008.
9.2 Northern Ireland, 1998–2008.
9.3 The End of Irish History?
"In Dr. Jackson's book we have [a survey] of considerable
breadth and flair... readers will find in it one of the most
balanced and readable works on Irish political history to appear
this decade." Marianne Elliott, University of
"Alvin Jackson's Ireland 1798-1998 provides a
well-informed and thought-provoking commentary on Irish history
since the 1790s. The work shrewdly negotiates the differences
between revisionist and anti-revisionist interpretations. Focussing
mainly on the high politics of Irish nationalism and unionism,
Jackson also illuminates the complexities of Anglo-Irish relations
from the heyday of Wolfe Tone to the recent cycles of violence in
Northern Ireland exercising moderation and balance throughout."
L.P. Curtis, Brown University
"Alvin Jackson's Ireland 1798-1998 is a general history
for the millenium: elegantly written, striving for a fierce
impartiality, full of unexpected parallels and appositions." Roy
Foster, New Statesman Books of the Year 1999
"Alvin Jackson offers an authoritative, reflective and
refreshing analysis." Irish News
"Jackson presents a survey of modern Irish political history
that is up-to-date and even-handed in its perspective ... An
important contribution that belongs in all college libraries."
"Jackson's measured and ironic approach is breath of fresh air.
This book confirms his position in the leading rank of Irish
"Jackson's book will take its place amongst the most important,
influential and highly regarded accounts of modern Irish history."
Owen Dudley Edwards, University of Edinburgh
"This is an outstanding book." New Hibernian Review
"A brief review cannot do justice to the richness and complexity
of Ireland: 1798-1998. Jackson's gracefully written
interpretations of events, forces and personalities are based upon
an extensive reading of secondary sources and thoughtful,
perceptive, and impartial judgements." Irish Studies
"Jackson' book cannot be bettered as the most up to date,
comprehensive and readable account of the last 200 years."
"A flowing narrative and sharp historical analysis ... Jackson is to be congratulated for producing a finely researched, well-written survey, which scholars, advanced under-graduates, and the general reader will find immensely informative and thought-provoking." Albion
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