Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745331256 Published July 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Ireland in the World Order: A History of Uneven Development

Maurice Coakley

Ireland in the World Order: A History of Uneven Development

Maurice Coakley

Distributed for Pluto Press

256 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745331256 Published July 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745331263 Published July 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Ireland in the World Order examines Ireland’s development from the medieval to the modern era, comparing its unique trajectory with that of England, Scotland and Wales.

Maurice Coakley focuses on key elements that contributed to Ireland’s development, examining its bloody and violent incorporation into the British state, its refusal to embrace the Protestant Reformation and failure to industrialise in the 19th century. Coakley considers the crucial question of why Ireland’s national identity has come to rest on a mass movement for independence.

Cutting through many of the myths – imperialist and nationalist – which have obscured the real reasons for Ireland's course of development, Ireland in the World Order provides a new perspective for students and academics of Irish history.

Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Passages from the Medieval
2. Roots of Capitalism and Nationality
3. Legacies of Uneven Development
4. Conclusion: Ireland in a Changing World Order
Glossary
Historical Time Line
Further Reading
Bibliography
Index

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