THE TRANSFORMATION OF IRELAND, 1900-2000

DIARMAID FERRITER
884pp 2007 OUT OF PRINT (P) H402

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£14.95

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In 1900, Ireland was a restless, impoverished, neglected corner of the British Empire; by 2000, it had become the ‘Celtic Tiger’ of Europe. How did this happen? Ferriter’s vivid and stimulating history covers politics and policy-making, but it is his work on economic, social, cultural and intellectual issues which makes his account of Ireland during this period itself a transformation in historical methodology. 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 twentieth-century Ireland?' The North is dealt with in a comprehensive way, focusing on social and cultural aspects and not just the obvious political and religious divisions.