The Transformation Of Ireland 1900-2000

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Profile Books, Jul 9, 2010 - History - 896 pages
4 Reviews

A ground-breaking history of the twentieth century in Ireland, written on the most ambitious scale by a brilliant young historian. - It is significant that it begins in 1900 and ends in 2000 - most accounts have begun in 1912 or 1922 and largely ignored the end of the century. Politics and political parties are examined in detail but high politics does not dominate the book, which rather sets out to answer the question: 'What was it like to grow up and live in 20th-century Ireland'?- It makes extensive use of unused or neglected sources.- It deals with the North in a comprehensive way, focusing on the social and cultural aspects, not just the obvious political and religious divisions.

  

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User Review  - Raj - Goodreads

I found this book very difficult to read. I don't know if it was the structure or the language or something else entirely, but it's taken me about 18 months to get through it. Also, and this isn't the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Denerick - Goodreads

Nice to read an Irish history book once again. Ferriter is an accomplished historian of modern Ireland, particularly famed for his explorations of sexuality in Irish history with his 'Occasions of Sin ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 19001912
28
2 19121918
110
3 19181923
186
4 19231932
280
5 19321945
358
6 19451960
450
7 19601970
536
8 19702000
623
Notes
760
Bibliography
818
Index
852
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About the author (2010)

Diarmaid Ferriter was born in Dublin in 1972. One of Ireland's leading historians, he is Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and author of The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000 (Profile Books, 2004) and Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland (Profile Books, 2009).

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