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Imagining Ireland's Future, 1870-1914

Home Rule, Utopia, Dystopia

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Explores Irish home rule and Ireland's political future

  • Analyses of a body of about 30 little known future fictions dealing with Irish home rule

  • Provides a comparative study of the nationalist discourse and of the unionist discourse on Irish home rule

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    • Pauline Collombier
    Pages 1-19
  3. ‘Home Rule’ Imagined by Its Champions

    • Pauline Collombier
    Pages 21-46
  4. The Future of Ireland in the Pro-home Rule Press

    • Pauline Collombier
    Pages 47-89
  5. British Positivists and the Prospect of Home Rule

    • Pauline Collombier
    Pages 251-274
  6. Michael Davitt, Utopianism and Home Rule

    • Pauline Collombier
    Pages 275-299
  7. William Morris and Irish Home Rule

    • Pauline Collombier
    Pages 301-324
  8. Epilogue

    • Pauline Collombier
    Pages 325-333
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 335-362

About this book

This book attempts to delve into the connection between imagination and politics, and examines the many expectations and fears engendered by the Irish home rule debate. More specifically, it assesses the ways politicians, artists and writers in Ireland, Britain and its empire imagined how self-government would work in Ireland after the restitution of an Irish parliament. What did home rulers want? What were British supporters of Irish self-government willing to offer? What did home rule mean not only to those who advocated it but also to those who opposed it?

Keywords

  • Irish nationalism
  • Irish unionism
  • political cartoons
  • Michael Davitt
  • William Morris

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Strasbourg (UR2325/SEARCH), Strasbourg, France

    Pauline Collombier

About the author

Pauline Collombier is Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg, France.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Imagining Ireland's Future, 1870-1914

  • Book Subtitle: Home Rule, Utopia, Dystopia

  • Authors: Pauline Collombier

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-18825-1

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: History, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-18824-4Published: 26 January 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-18827-5Due: 09 February 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-18825-1Published: 25 January 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 362

  • Number of Illustrations: 40 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: History of Britain and Ireland, History, general, Cultural History, Political History

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eBook USD 99.00
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  • Read on any device
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Hardcover Book USD 129.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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