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HSTEU 376 A: Modern Irish History

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 8:30am - 10:20am
ART 003
Professor George Behlmer
George Behlmer

Syllabus Description:

History 376 deals with the communal tensions that today still plague Northern Ireland, tensions whose roots extend at least as far back as the early seventeenth century. Although the Northern Ireland problem will receive special attention, this course also addresses the larger issues raised by Irish political and cultural nationalism:  the relationship between nationality and language; the difficulty of recreating a popular culture once it has been largely destroyed; and the vexing question of what constitutes a “nation.”  In treating the Irish struggle for independence, this course will provide the basis for a better understanding of twentieth-century anticolonialism.  For in many ways Irish separatism has furnished a pioneering model for later anticolonial movements, especially within the British Empire.

Catalog Description: 
Political and social history from 1800 to the present; the Irish Question after the Act of Union; development of Irish nationalism in the Home Rule and Sinn Fein periods; the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland since 1921; current problems in Northern Ireland.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Last updated: 
August 16, 2019 - 12:03pm