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Catholic Nationalism in the Irish Revival

A Study of Canon Sheehan, 1852–1913


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ruth Fleischmann
    Pages 1-30
  3. Ruth Fleischmann
    Pages 49-111
  4. Ruth Fleischmann
    Pages 112-129
  5. Ruth Fleischmann
    Pages 130-150
  6. Ruth Fleischmann
    Pages 151-169
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 170-188

About this book


Canon Sheehan's writings provide valuable insight into Ireland's difficult process of cultural reconstruction after independence. This astute observer of Irish society was pessimistic about the future of religion. Though himself a man of European culture, he made a case for isolationism to become reality under the Free State. It is a case which today is easily scorned - but his work allows us to understand why it could command such support, and to appreciate its relative historical justification.


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  1. 1.English DepartmentUniversity of BielefeldGermany

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