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1. The Act of Union

1. The Act of Union  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775406
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.003.0001
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‘The Act of Union’ covers the period of history leading up to the Act of Union in 1801. Ireland was a rural society at that time. People were largely Catholic, but Protestants owned most of ... More
4. Australia and the world

4. Australia and the world  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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How does an essentially Anglo-Celt country geographically isolated in the Pacific position itself within international politics? In ‘Australia and the world’ Japanese expansionism of the ... More
5. Body and soul

5. Body and soul  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Australia's climate, location, colonial past, and American cultural influences have affected its national leisure pursuits. ‘Body and soul’ looks at the importance of fitness, sport, beach ... More
2. The Catholic question

2. The Catholic question  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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‘The Catholic Question’ explores the role of Catholics in early eighteenth century Ireland. Catholics were blamed for the 1798 uprising, and the failure of Britain to emancipate them led to ... More
6. Conclusion

6. Conclusion  

Marc Mulholland

in Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2003
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The Conclusion highlights how potential exists now in Northern Ireland for an experiment important in the wider world. Can two identities and national allegiances be accommodated in the ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

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In the ‘Conclusion’ Australia's history is summarized: it's distinction as the last inhabitable continent to be explored by Europeans; the British foundation of the six colonies; the ... More
Conclusion: The lessons of history

Conclusion: The lessons of history  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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‘Conclusion: The lessons of history’ asks What are the implications of the past for Scotland's future? One of the most obvious answers to this question is that Scots retain a deeply ... More
7. Culture

7. Culture  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Culture’ examines the languages, festivals, art, architecture, literature, poetry, film, sport, and music of Scotland. What was the original language of Britain, when did Gaelic become the ... More
1. Divided Ulster: from plantation to partition

1. Divided Ulster: from plantation to partition  

Marc Mulholland

in Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Divided Ulster: from plantation to partition’ explores how, from the sixteenth century, Ireland's separate Gaelic society was steadily destroyed. It was the coincidence of conquest with ... More
5. Economy and environment

5. Economy and environment  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Economy and environment’ outlines the origins of habitation and farming in Scotland, hunter-gatherers, Dark Age Scotland, the fragility of the pre-modern economies, the age of agricultural ... More
3. Education

3. Education  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Education’ looks at Scotland's tradition of teaching and learning. What differences existed between Highland and Lowland education? When was Scottish schooling at its most successful? The ... More
5. The end of the Union

5. The end of the Union  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2003
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‘The end of the Union’ explores Ireland in the early twentieth century. The decline of the Irish Party allowed Sinn Féin to come to the fore, advocating a third way for Home Rule between ... More
3. Governing Australia

3. Governing Australia  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

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The journey from British Colonial rule to self-government (1852) and the creation of the Australian nation at Federation (1901) is examined in ‘Governing Australia’. All six Australian ... More
2. Home rule in Ulster: Stormont's record

2. Home rule in Ulster: Stormont's record  

Marc Mulholland

in Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Home rule in Ulster: Stormont's record’ describes how Northern Ireland's purpose-built parliament building at Stormont, near Belfast, was opened in 1932, reflecting the desire of the ... More
6. Independent Ireland

6. Independent Ireland  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Independent Ireland’ studies Ireland after the Anglo-Irish Treaty. The refusal of dissidents to acknowledge the Anglo-Irish Treaty led to a brutal Civil War. After this conflict, the ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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The ‘Introduction’ sets out questions relevant to this VSI: Are the Scots really just a sort of English? Is Scotland a distinctive entity within Britain? What things do Scotland and England ... More
3. Land questions

3. Land questions  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2003
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‘Land Questions’ investigates problems in Irish agriculture and population in light of the Great Famine. The Irish population grew up until the 1840s, placing huge pressure on limited land. ... More
3. Life cheapens: the descent into war

3. Life cheapens: the descent into war  

Marc Mulholland

in Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Life cheapens: the descent into war’ explains how Loyalist political violence regained renewed effect with the civil rights movement. Most Protestants did not accept the claims of the ... More
5. The long ‘peace’

5. The long ‘peace’  

Marc Mulholland

in Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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British policy had developed in the early 1970s as a twin track of levying war and constructing a political dispensation. War, however, delegitimized politics and left the IRA campaign ... More
4. The long war

4. The long war  

Marc Mulholland

in Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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‘The long war’ examines how, from 1972, Britain fixed upon power sharing and a limited all-Ireland dimension as the best resolution of conflicting claims in Northern Ireland. The ... More

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