The Transformation Of Ireland 1900-2000 (Paperback)

Diarmaid Ferriter

This is a landmark book, full of insight and intelligent judgement and sheer diligent research, which deals with the complexity of the Irish revolution and its aftermath. Ferriter is at ease in the world of high politics and policy-making, but it is his work on economic, social, cultural and gender issues, which makes his account of Ireland during this period itself a transformation in historical methodology

A ground-breaking history of the twentieth century in Ireland, written on the most ambitious scale by a brilliant young historian.

It is significant that it begins in 1900 and ends in 2000 - most accounts have begun in 1912 or 1922 and largely ignored the end of the century. Politics and political parties are examined in detail but high politics does not dominate the book, which rather sets out to answer the question: 'What was it like to grow up and live in 20th-century Ireland'?

It deals with the North in a comprehensive way, focusing on the social and cultural aspects, not just the obvious political and religious divisions.

Publication date: 25/08/2005

£16.99

ISBN: 9781861974433

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: History & Classics

The Transformation Of Ireland 1900-2000 (Ebook)

Diarmaid Ferriter

This is a landmark book, full of insight and intelligent judgement and sheer diligent research, which deals with the complexity of the Irish revolution and its aftermath. Ferriter is at ease in the world of high politics and policy-making, but it is his work on economic, social, cultural and gender issues, which makes his account of Ireland during this period itself a transformation in historical methodology

A ground-breaking history of the twentieth century in Ireland, written on the most ambitious scale by a brilliant young historian.

It is significant that it begins in 1900 and ends in 2000 - most accounts have begun in 1912 or 1922 and largely ignored the end of the century. Politics and political parties are examined in detail but high politics does not dominate the book, which rather sets out to answer the question: 'What was it like to grow up and live in 20th-century Ireland'?

It deals with the North in a comprehensive way, focusing on the social and cultural aspects, not just the obvious political and religious divisions.

Publication date: 09/07/2010

£14.99

ISBN: 9781847650818

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B0037Z8SLS

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: History & Classics

Reviews for The Transformation Of Ireland 1900-2000

'This is a landmark book, full of insight and intelligent judgement and sheer diligent research, which deals with the complexity of the Irish revolution and its aftermath. Ferriter is at ease in the world of high politics and policy-making, but it is his work on economic, social, cultural and gender issues, which makes his account of Ireland during this period itself a transformation in historical methodology'

 Colm Tobin

'Ferriter deserves great credit for taking a more holistic approach to the narrative of 20th-century Ireland.'

Paul Bew Sunday Times

'The country enters the twenty-first century on a wave of prosperity and apparent self-confidence. The achievement of Diarmaid Ferriter's massive new history is to show just how hard-won this success has been ... This will be an influential book, and is a remarkable achievement.'

Roy Foster The Guardian

'There are no easy answers in this book to definitively explain the transformation of Ireland, but the journey is fascinating and well worth the effort.'

 Public Servant

'Deeply honest ... This huge book is a rich study of Ireland in the twentieth century. It is a veritable mine of information.'

Tom Devine Glasgow Herald

'A timely and masterful new survey of twentieth-century Ireland. This is Ireland laid bare.'

Marianne Elliott, Professor of Modern History Liverpool University

'This is one of the most important books to be published this year'

John Bruton Irish Independent

'The most vivid and stimulating history of 20th century Ireland currently available.'

 Fintan O’Toole

Diarmaid Ferriter

Diarmaid Ferriter

Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland's best-known historians and is Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD. His books include The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000 (2004), Judging Dev: A Reassessment of the life and legacy of Eamon de Valera (2007), Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland (2009) and Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s (2012). His most recent book is A Nation and not a Rabble: The Irish Revolution 1913-23 (2015) He is a regular broadcaster on television and radio and a weekly columnist with the Irish Times. In 2010 he presented a three-part history of twentieth century Ireland, The Limits of Liberty, on RTE television.

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