Brendan Bradshaw's ‘And so began the Irish Nation’: Nationality, National PDF

By Brendan Bradshaw

ISBN-10: 1472442563

ISBN-13: 9781472442567

Nationalism is a very slippery topic to outline and comprehend, rather whilst utilized to early glossy Europe. during this number of essays, Brendan Bradshaw offers an perception into how options of ’nationalism’ and ’national id’ will be understood and utilized to pre-modern eire. Drawing upon a range of his such a lot provocative and pioneering essays, including 3 totally new items, the bounds and contexts of Irish nationalism are explored and its impression on either early sleek society and later generations, tested. the gathering displays specially upon the emergence of nationwide awareness in eire in the course of a calamitous interval while the late-medieval, undeveloped feel of a collective identification grew to become suffused with patriotic sentiment and purchased a political side certain up with notions of nationwide sovereignty and consultant self-government. the quantity opens with a dialogue of the ancient equipment hired, and a longer introductory essay tracing the heritage of nationwide attention in eire from its first beginnings as recorded within the poetry of the early Christian Church to its early-modern flowering, which gives the context for the case experiences addressed within the next chapters. those diversity throughout a wealth of topics, together with comparisons of Tudor Wales and eire, Irish reactions to the ’Westward Enterprise’, the Ulster emerging of 1641, the Elizabethans and the Irish, and the 2 sieges of Limerick. the amount concludes with a transcription and dialogue of ’A Treatise for the Reformation of eire, 1554-5’. the results of a lifetime’s learn, this quantity bargains a wealthy and profitable trip via a turbulent but interesting interval of Irish heritage, not just illuminating political and non secular advancements inside of eire, but additionally how those affected occasions around the British Isles and beyond.

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