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The Promotion of KnowledgeLectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002$
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John Morrill

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263129

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.001.0001

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An Irish Perspective

An Irish Perspective

Chapter:
(p.191) Comment B: An Irish Perspective
Source:
The Promotion of Knowledge
Author(s):

G. Ó Háinle Cathal

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0011

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

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