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Death and Dying in Ireland, Britain, and Europe: Historical Perspectives [Paperback]

Mary Ann Lyons , James Kelly

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6 May 2013
This pioneering new book presents a history of death and dying in Ireland and Europe, from pre-history to the twentieth century, focusing on virtually every era and from a diverse and broad range of perspectives. Martyrdom is examined through the phenomenon of the hunger strike and its impact on Irish life, and in particular the Cork and Brixton hunger strikes of 1920. The history of suicide is discussed through the self-inflicted death of Theobald Wolfe Tone, probably the most famous case of suicide in Irish history. Cormac Ó Grada presents new research into varieties of death during the famines of 1740-41 and 1845-49, while Eunan O' Halpin looks at the problematic nature of accounting death during the War of Independence. Other topics covered range from obituary notices in provincial newspapers, burials in medieval Ireland, to the attitude to death of the French revolutuionaries. Comprising fourteen essays by an outstanding list of expert historians, Death and Dying in Ireland, Britain, and Europe provides a unique new perspective on our history, and in a truly multi-disciplinary approach to an emerging style called the new social history

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Irish Academic Press Ltd; 1 edition (6 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716531917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716531913
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 3.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,358,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James Kelly is Cregan Professor of History and Head of Department at St Patrick s College, Dublin City University. Mary Ann Lyons is Professor of History, at NUI Maynooth.

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