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Revolution and Evolution


Edited By John Strachan and Alison O'Malley-Younger

The essays in this collection all revolve around the notion of change in Ireland, whether by revolution or by evolution. Developments in the shared histories of Ireland and Great Britain are an important theme throughout the book. The volume begins by examining two remarkable Irishmen on the make in Georgian London: the boxing historian Pierce Egan and the extraordinary Charles Macklin, eighteenth-century actor, playwright and manslaughterer. The focus then moves to aspects of Hibernian influence and the presence of the Irish Diaspora in Great Britain from the medieval period up to the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century celebrations of St Patrick’s Day in Manchester. The book also considers the very different attitudes to the British Empire evident in the career of the 1916 rebel Sir Roger Casement and the Victorian philologist and colonial servant Whitley Stokes. Further essays look at writings by Scottish Marxists on the state of Ireland in the 1920s and the pronouncements on the Troubles by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
The book also examines change in the culture of the island of Ireland, from the development of the Irish historical novel in the nineteenth century, to ecology in contemporary Irish women’s poetry, to the present state of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. Contemporary Irish authors examined include Roddy Doyle, Joseph O’Connor and Martin McDonagh.


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Index 1798 rising 120, 135, 148, 157–8 Abbey Theatre 169 Act of Union (1800) 15 agrarian violence 147, 149, 152–3, 157–8, 160 Aldfrith 70, 72, 73, 75, 76, 78, 79 Appletree Books 164 Ascendancy 145, 159–60, 163 Badcock, John (Regency sports journalist and historian of slang) 17, 34 Bamburgh 67, 68, 71, 76 Banim, John 145–65 ‘The Ace of Spades’ 157 The Anglo-Irish of the Nineteenth Century 148, 156, 164 The Bit O’Writin’ 149, 157, 164 The Boyne Water 147, 152, 164 The Celt’s Paradise 146, 151, 164 Chant of the Cholera 148, 164 The Conformists 149, 150–1, 154 The Denounced 148n.4, 149, 164 ‘The Fetches’ 147 ‘The Last Baron of Crana’ 149, 154 The Nowlans 148, 153, 154–6, 164 ‘Peter of the Castle’ 148 The Smuggler 149, 153, 164 see also Banim, Michael; Banim brothers: joint works Banim, Michael 145–65 Clough Fionn 149, 160, 164 Crohoore of the Billhook 147, 153, 157–8 The Croppy 148, 153, 157, 158–9, 164 Father Connell 149, 160 The Ghost-Hunter and his Family 149 The Mayor of Windgap 149, 164 The Town of the Cascades 150, 163, 164 see also Banim, John; Banim brothers: joint works Banim brothers: joint works Collected Works 148, 150, 157, 164 John Doe, or The Peep o’Day 147, 153 O’Hara Tales: First Series 147, 164 O’Hara Tales: Second Series 148, 164 Barnes, Simon (chief sports writer, The Times) 18, 32 Barry, James 151 Barthes, Roland 185, 189, 191, 192...

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