Ireland in the world order : a history of uneven development / Maurice Coakley.
By: Coakley, Maurice.Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2012Description: xii, 238 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780745331256 (paperback).Subject(s): International relations -- History | Social structure -- Ireland -- History | National characteristics, Irish -- History | Economic development -- Ireland -- History | Ireland -- History -- 1172- | Ireland -- Foreign relations | Ireland -- Politics and government | Ireland -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 941.5
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-233) and index.
Glossary -- Historical timeline -- 1. Passages from the medieval -- Politics and social organisation in Anglo-French Ireland -- Politics and social organisation in late Gaelic Ireland -- Reformation and state formation in the Atlantic isles -- 2. Roots of capitalism and nationality -- Agrarian society and capitalist development in Scotland and Ireland -- The paradox of anglicisation -- 3. Legacies of uneven development -- Ireland and the Empire -- The limits of independence -- Conclusion: Ireland in a changing world order.
Ireland in the World Order examines Ireland's development from the medieval to the modern era, comparing its unique trajectory with that of England, Scotland and Wales. Maurice Coakley focuses on key elements that contributed to Ireland's development, examining its bloody and violent incorporation into the British state, its refusal to embrace the Protestant Reformation and failure to industrialise in the 19th century. Coakley considers the crucial question of why Ireland's national identity has come to rest on a mass movement for independence. Cutting through many of the myths - imperialist and nationalist - which have obscured the real reasons for Ireland's course of development, Ireland in the World Order provides a new perspective for students and academics of Irish history.