The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History

Author: Alvin Jackson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199549346

Category: History

Page: 640

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Draws from a wide range of disciplines to bring together 36 leading scholars writing about 400 years of modern Irish history
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre

Author: Nicholas Grene,Chris Morash

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191016349

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

View: 3774

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre provides the single most comprehensive survey of the field to be found in a single volume. Drawing on more than forty contributors from around the world, the book addresses a full range of topics relating to modern Irish theatre from the late nineteenth-century theatre to the most recent works of postdramatic devised theatre. Ireland has long had an importance in the world of theatre out of all proportion to the size of the country, and has been home to four Nobel Laureates (Yeats, Shaw, and Beckett; Seamus Heaney, while primarily a poet, also wrote for the stage). This collection begins with the influence of melodrama, looks at arguably the first modern Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde, before moving into a series of considerations of the Abbey Theatre, and Irish modernism. Arranged chronologically, it explores areas such as women in theatre, Irish-language theatre, and alternative theatres, before reaching the major writers of more recent Irish theatre, including Brian Friel and Tom Murphy, and their successors. There are also individual chapters focusing on Beckett and Shaw, as well as a series of chapters looking at design, acting and theatre architecture. The book concludes with an extended survey of the critical literature on the field. In each chapter, the author does not simply rehearse accepted wisdom; all of the authors push the boundaries of their respective fields, so that each chapter is a significant contribution to scholarship in its own right.
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

Author: Fran Brearton,Alan Gillis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199561249

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 723

View: 8647

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry consists of 40 essays by leading scholars and new researchers in the field. Beginning with W.B.Yeats, the figure who towers over the century's poetry, it includes chapters on the major poets to have emerged in Ireland over the last 100 years.
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The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

Author: Peter Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199596808

Category: History

Page: 761

View: 3367

This title offers an authoritative and up-to-date collection of original essays bringing together ground breaking research into the development of contemporary poetry in Britain and Ireland.
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History

Author: T. M. Devine,Jenny Wormald

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199563691

Category: History

Page: 707

View: 6544

A landmark study which reconsiders in fresh and illuminating ways the classic themes of the nation's history since the sixteenth century, as well as a number of new topics which are only now receiving detailed attention. Places the Scottish experience firmly in an international historical experience.
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The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution

Author: Michael J. Braddick

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 019969589X

Category: History

Page: 619

View: 7392

This Handbook brings together leading historians of the events surrounding the English revolution, exploring how the events of the revolution grew out of, and resonated, in the politics and interactions of the each of the Three Kingdoms - England, Scotland, and Ireland. It captures a shared British and Irish history, comparing the significance of events and outcomes across the Three Kingdoms. In doing so, theHandbook offers a broader context for the history of the Scottish Covenanters, the Irish Rising of 1641, and the government of Confederate Ireland, as well as the British and Irish perspective on the English civil wars, the English revolution, the Regicide, and Cromwellian period. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution explores the significance of these events on a much broader front than conventional studies. The events are approached not simply as political, economic, and social crises, but as challenges to the predominant forms of religious and political thought, social relations, and standard forms of cultural expression. The contributors provide up-to-date analysis of the political happenings, considering the structures of social and political life that shaped and were re-shaped by the crisis. The Handbook goes on to explore the long-term legacies of the crisis in the Three Kingdoms and their impact in a wider European context.
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Irische Geschichte für Dummies

Author: Mike Cronin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527810048

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 6621

Die Iren erzählen gerne Geschichten; ihre Geschichte ist es auch wert, erzählt zu werden. Mythische Könige, Invasoren und Missionare: Auf der Insel ging es schon früh hoch her. Später kamen die Engländer, der lange Kampf der Iren gegen die Invasoren, Hunger, Auswanderung, Freiheit und Teilung. Mike Cronin hilft Ihnen, den Irlandkonflikt zu verstehen und berichtet vom Werden und Wirken großer Iren.
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The Oxford Handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles

Author: Paulina Kewes,Ian W. Archer,Felicity Heal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199565759

Category: History

Page: 772

View: 5225

The Handbook is an innovative interdisciplinary study of the Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (1577, 1587), commonly known by the name of its early author and editor, Raphael Holinshed. It brings together forty articles by leading specialists in history, literature, religion, and the classics, in the first full investigation of the significance of this greatest of Elizabethan chronicles. Holinshed is famed as a principal source forShakespeare's history plays: our volume shows its importance as evidence of contemporary attitudes to history, politics and society, and demonstrates the wider influence of the Chronicles on writers and readers in thegenerations after its publication. The Handbook explores the making of the two editions; their relationship to medieval and Renaissance historiography; genres and audiences; history, politics and society; literary appropriations; and national identity.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Atlantic World


Author: Nicholas Canny,Philip Morgan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019921087X

Category: History

Page: 700

View: 2179

Thirty-seven essays providing a comprehensive overview, covering the most essential aspects of Atlantic history from c.1450 to c.1850, offering a wide-ranging and authoritative account of the movement of people, plants, pathogens, products, and cultural practices-to mention some of the key agents--around and within the Atlantic basin.
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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe

Author: Desmond M. Clarke,Catherine Wilson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191654256

Category: Philosophy

Page: 616

View: 1045

In this Handbook twenty-six leading scholars survey the development of philosophy between the middle of the sixteenth century and the early eighteenth century. The five parts of the book cover metaphysics and natural philosophy; the mind, the passions, and aesthetics; epistemology, logic, mathematics, and language; ethics and political philosophy; and religion. The period between the publication of Copernicus's De Revolutionibus and Berkeley's reflections on Newton and Locke saw one of the most fundamental changes in the history of our way of thinking about the universe. This radical transformation of worldview was partly a response to what we now call the Scientific Revolution; it was equally a reflection of political changes that were no less fundamental, which included the establishment of nation-states and some of the first attempts to formulate a theory of international rights and justice. Finally, the Reformation and its aftermath undermined the apparent unity of the Christian church in Europe and challenged both religious beliefs that had been accepted for centuries and the interpretation of the Bible on which they had been based. The Handbook surveys a number of the most important developments in the philosophy of the period, as these are expounded both in texts that have since become very familiar and in other philosophical texts that are undeservedly less well-known. It also reaches beyond the philosophy to make evident the fluidity of the boundary with science, and to consider the impact on philosophy of historical and political events—explorations, revolutions and reforms, inventions and discoveries. Thus it not only offers a guide to the most important areas of recent research, but also offers some new questions for historians of philosophy to pursue and to have indicated areas that are ripe for further exploration.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon

Author: Peter McCullough,Hugh Adlington,Emma Rhatigan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199237530

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 7915

The Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon is the first book to survey this rich new field for both students and specialists. It is divided into sections devoted to sermon composition, delivery, and reception; sermons in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; English Sermons, 1500-1660; and English Sermons, 1660-1720.
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The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies

Author: Donald Bloxham,A. Dirk Moses

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191613614

Category: History

Page: 696

View: 4670

Genocide has scarred human societies since Antiquity. In the modern era, genocide has been a global phenomenon: from massacres in colonial America, Africa, and Australia to the Holocaust of European Jewry and mass death in Maoist China. In recent years, the discipline of 'genocide studies' has developed to offer analysis and comprehension. The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies is the first book to subject both genocide and the young discipline it has spawned to systematic, in-depth investigation. Thirty-four renowned experts study genocide through the ages by taking regional, thematic, and disciplinary-specific approaches. Chapters examine secessionist and political genocides in modern Asia. Others treat the violent dynamics of European colonialism in Africa, the complex ethnic geography of the Great Lakes region, and the structural instability of the continent's northern horn. South and North America receive detailed coverage, as do the Ottoman Empire, Nazi-occupied Europe, and post-communist Eastern Europe. Sustained attention is paid to themes like gender, memory, the state, culture, ethnic cleansing, military intervention, the United Nations, and prosecutions. The work is multi-disciplinary, featuring the work of historians, anthropologists, lawyers, political scientists, sociologists, and philosophers. Uniquely combining empirical reconstruction and conceptual analysis, this Handbook presents and analyses regions of genocide and the entire field of 'genocide studies' in one substantial volume.
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The Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution

Author: Laura Lunger Knoppers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199560609

Category: History

Page: 715

View: 5872

This Handbook presents a comprehensive introduction and thirty-seven new analytical essays on the issues, contexts, and texts of the English Revolution. Offering textual, literary critical, historical, and methodological information, the volume exemplifies new and diverse approaches to revolutionary writing and maps out future avenues of research.
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The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640

Author: Andrew Hadfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199580685

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 6390

The Oxford Handbook of English Prose 1500-1640 is the only available overview of early modern English prose writing. It considers the range and variety of the substance and types of English prose, and also analyses the forms and styles of writing adopted in the early modern period.
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The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism

Author: David Duff

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0199660891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 816

View: 6296

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of British Romantic literature and an authoritative guide to all aspects of the movement including its historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts, and its connections with the literature and thought of other countries. All the major Romantic writers are covered alongside lesser known writers.
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The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Religion

Author: Andrew Hiscock,Helen Wilcox

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199672806

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 720

View: 9148

This pioneering Handbook offers a comprehensive consideration of the dynamic relationship between English literature and religion in the early modern period. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were the most turbulent times in the history of the British church - and, perhaps as a result, produced some of the greatest devotional poetry, sermons, polemics, and epics of literature in English. The early-modern interaction of rhetoric and faith is addressed in thirty-nine chapters of original research, divided into five sections. The first analyses the changes within the church from the Reformation to the establishment of the Church of England, the phenomenon of puritanism and the rise of non-conformity. The second section discusses ten genres in which faith was explored, including poetry, prophecy, drama, sermons, satire, and autobiographical writings. The middle section focuses on selected individual authors, among them Thomas More, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, Lucy Hutchinson, and John Milton. Since authors never write in isolation, the fourth section examines a range of communities in which writers interpreted their faith: lay and religious households, sectarian groups including the Quakers, clusters of religious exiles, Jewish and Islamic communities, and those who settled in the new world. Finally, the fifth section considers some key topics and debates in early modern religious literature, ranging from ideas of authority and the relationship of body and soul, to death, judgment, and eternity. The Handbook is framed by a succinct introduction, a chronology of religious and literary landmarks, a guide for new researchers in this field, and a full bibliography of primary and secondary texts relating to early modern English literature and religion.
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The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton

Author: Gary Taylor,Trish Thomas Henley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199559880

Category: Drama

Page: 670

View: 7080

For a new generation of critics and directors and students, Thomas Middleton-
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The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy

Author: Cheryl Misak

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199219315

Category: Philosophy

Page: 642

View: 2391

This is the first collective study of the development of philosophy in America, from the 18th century to the present. Leading experts examine distinctive features of American philosophy, trace notable themes, and consider the legacy of key figures. A fascinating resource for anyone interested in modern philosophy or American intellectual history.
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The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival

Author: Caroline Bithell,Juniper Hill

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199765030

Category: Music

Page: 701

View: 3576

Revivals - movements that revitalize, resuscitate, or re-indigenize traditions perceived as threatened or moribund into new temporal, spatial, or cultural contexts - have been well-documented in Western Europe and Euro-North America. Less documented are the revival processes that have been occurring and recurring elsewhere in the world. And particularly under-analyzed are the aftermaths of revivals: the new infrastructures, musical styles, performance practices, subcultural communities, and value systems that have grown out of revival movements. The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival helps us achieve a deeper understanding of the role and development of traditional, folk, roots, world, classical, and early music in modern-day postindustrial, postcolonial, and postwar contexts. The book's thirty chapters present innovative theoretical perspectives illustrated through new ethnographic case studies on diverse music cultures around the world. Together these essays reveal the potency of acts of revival, resurgence, restoration, and renewal in shaping musical landscapes and transforming social experience. The contributors present research from Euro-America, Native America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the former Soviet bloc, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. They enrich the field by applying approaches and insights from across the disciplines of ethnomusicology, ethnochoreology, historical musicology, folklore studies, anthropology, ethnology, sociology, and cultural studies. The book makes a powerful argument for the untapped potential of revival as a productive analytical tool in contemporary, global contexts-one that is crucial for understanding manifestations of musical heritage in postmodern, cosmopolitan societies. With its detailed treatment of authenticity, recontextualization, transmission, institutionalization, globalization, and other key concerns, the collection makes a significant impact far beyond the field of revival studies and is crucial for understanding contemporary manifestations of folk, traditional, and heritage music in today's postmodern cosmopolitan societies.
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The Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespeare

Author: R. Malcolm Smuts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199660840


Page: 704

View: 5816

Rather than seeking to survey the historical 'background' to Shakespeare, the essays in the collection display a variety of perspectives, insights and methodologies found in current historical work that may also inform literary studies. In addition to Elizabethan and early seventeenth century polities, they examine such topics as the characteristics of the early modern political imagination; the growth of public controversy over religion and other issues duringthe period and ways in which this can be related to drama; attitudes about honour and shame and their relation to concepts of gender; histories of crime and murder; and ways in which changing attitudeswere expressed through architecture, printed images and the layout of Tudor gardens.
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