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Hidden Ireland, Public Sphere Joep Leerssen

Hidden Ireland, Public Sphere

Joep Leerssen

Published February 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781903631294
Paperback
48 pages
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How did the political climate of ancien regime Ireland, with its colonial-style landlord system, its Penal Laws, and its total cultural segregation, give way to the mounting nationalist groundswell of the nineteenth century? This pioneering studyMoreHow did the political climate of ancien regime Ireland, with its colonial-style landlord system, its Penal Laws, and its total cultural segregation, give way to the mounting nationalist groundswell of the nineteenth century? This pioneering study attempts to sidestep ingrained and outworn debates and argues that Irish developments around 1800 can be fruitfully studied in the light of historical models elaborated for Continental Europe.