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Published: 01 March 2021

248 Pages | 10 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781800348257

Bookseller Code (06)

Happiness in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Edited by Mary Hatfield

Liverpool University Press

Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland LUP

  • The first book on the history of happiness in Ireland to engage with the history of emotions
  • Utilises new work on the history of emotion to consider the coercive and aspirational dimensions of happiness during the nineteenth century
  • Features new perspectives on the historiography of modern Ireland and the centrality of emotion in understanding historical change
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to the idea and expression of happiness in nineteenth-century Ireland using broad range of sources gathered from Irish literature, song traditions, familial correspondence, autobiography and newspapers
  • Opens up new avenues for scholars of Irish cultural history and considers how emotions shaped identities and actions at the individual, communal and national level