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bull-baiting

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Sport and Leisure.

Was probably introduced to Ireland from England, where it had been a popular pastime at least from the 13th century. Bulls, sometimes mutilated and invariably tethered, were baited by both...

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camogie

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — European History.

Essentially a women's version of hurling, was invented by female members of the Gaelic League. It was first played publicly at Navan, Co. Meath, in 1904. Unlike other Gaelic sports ...

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European Sexualities in the Age of Total War

Dagmar Herzog.

in The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945

May 2016; p ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History; Gender and Sexuality. 8009 words.

This chapter explores transformations in European sexual mores and practices in the era of the two world wars. It pays particular attention to the contradictory dynamics of the interwar...

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Gendering Europe, Europeanizing Gender: The Politics of Difference in a Global Era

Uli Linke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; European History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Gender and Sexuality. 10654 words.

When attempting to understand the cultural politics of gender in Europe after 1945, some readers will undoubtedly anticipate answers to the following question: To what extent have the...

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handball

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — European History.

Was certainly played in Ireland in the 18th century. By the mid‐19th century Irish immigrants had taken the sport abroad, though it had become uncommon in Ireland. Irish handball became ...

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Thomas William Croke

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(1824–1902),

Catholic archbishop of Cashel (1875–1902). Born in Co. Cork and educated in Paris and Rome, he taught theology at Carlow and Paris, and was the first president of St...

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