Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 March 2008

240 Pages | 20 b/w illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195179521

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Luck and the Irish

A Brief History of Change from 1970

R. F. Foster

Roy Foster is one of Ireland's leading historians. Now, this brilliant writer offers a "short and combative" account of Ireland's astonishing transformation over the last three decades. Has there really been an "economic miracle"? Where does the explosion of cultural energy in music, literature, and theater come from? Has the power of the Catholic Church really crumbled? How has the position of women changed in the last three decades? Focusing largely on contemporary events, living people, current controversies, and popular culture, Luck and the Irish explores these questions and raises other provocative questions of its own.