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An Irish Perspective

G. Ó Háinle Cathal

in The Promotion of Knowledge

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263129
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734861 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0011

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

An Irish Perspective

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This chapter comments on Keith Robbins' lecture on the history of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It criticizes Robbins' failure to include a discussion on the Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh language and literature. It argues that well before the economic and political Europeanisation of Ireland took place, writers in Irish had sought and succeeded in Europeanising literature in Irish. It also contends that throughout the twentieth century Ireland has not seen itself as a country suffering the deprivation of being ‘not England’.

Keywords: history; Ireland; Scotland; Wales; Keith Robbins; Irish literature; Europeanisation

Chapter.  3821 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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