The Social History of Ireland

Including the Seamy Side

by Desmond Keenan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/16/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 698
ISBN : 9781514471333
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 698
ISBN : 9781514471340
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 698
ISBN : 9781514471357

About the Book

This book is a companion book to The Real History of Ireland Warts and All. It deals systematically with the social and economic aspects of Ireland from the earliest days until 1921. Many books with regard to the history of Ireland suffer to a greater or lesser degree of political or ideological distortion. It was always the author’s aim to get at the actual facts of Irish history and to paint a picture with warts and all. Events are placed in their historical context, and not in the context of later political propaganda.

About the Author

The author was born in Northern Ireland and studied economics and sociology at the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He completed a doctoral thesis on the Catholic Church in Ireland in the early nineteenth century. During postdoctoral research in the British Newspaper Library in London (UK), he came to realise how badly political propaganda had distorted the writing of Irish history. In his books, he uses frameworks from archaeology, sociology, and economics to arrive at a balanced and neutral perspective.