Land Questions in Modern Ireland, edited by Fergus Campbell & Tony Varley
This collection of essays explores the nature and dynamics of Ireland's land questions during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and also the ways in which the Irish land question has been written about by historians.
The book makes a vital contribution to the study of historiography by including for the first time the reflections of a group of prominent historians on their earlier work.
These historians consider their influences and how their views have changed since the publication of their books, so that these essays provide an ethnographic study of historian's thoughts on the shelf-life of books exploring the way history is made.
The book will be of interest to historians of modern Ireland, as well as to sociologists and anthropologists interested in Ireland and in rural societies; and to those interested in the way historians think and in the revisionist debate in Ireland.
“Attractively designed ... this is an invaluable and inspiring review of the land question and should be put in the hands of any student coming to the subject” - Carla King, Dublin City University