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The Making of Modern Ireland, c.1798-1940: Politics and Society (HIST10281)







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Visiting students must have completed at least 3 History courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum academic entry requirements does NOT guarantee admission. **Please note that 3rd year History courses have extremely limited spaces available, and are very popular, so students cannot be guaranteed a space in any 3rd year History course.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the History department directly to request additional spaces.

Course Summary

The course aims to provide an understanding of some of the central themes within the history of Ireland in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It addresses the issues of emerging republicanism and unionism, the evolution of Catholic politics, and the impact of famine and migration on Irish society.

Course Description

Ireland, beyond the six counties of Northern Ireland, was once a constituent of the United Kingdom, and remains this country's closest European neighbour. Ireland's history is simultaneously distinctive and interconnected with that of modern Britain. This course seeks to explore the political and social history of Ireland from the period of insurgency and union in the 1790s, when some key political ideologies and movements were constructed, through to the achievement and consolidation of Irish independence in the years before the Second World War. WEEKLY TOPICS: 1: Introduction. 2: Insurgency and Union, 1798-1803. 3: Catholic Politics, 1800-45. 4: The Great Irish Famine, 1845-51. 5: Parnellism: Land and the National Question, 1870-90. 6: British Rule, 1892-1921. >7: Redmondism: Nation and Empire, 1900-18. 8: The Irish Revolution, 1916-23. 9: The Counter-Revolution: Independent Ireland, 1922-37. 10: Consolidating Partition, 1921-40. 11: The Impact of the Second World War.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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