Remembering the Year of the French: Irish Folk History and Social Memory

Guy Beiner

Anno: 2009
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 488 p.
Testo in English
  • EAN: 9780299218249
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Remembering the Year of the French is a model of historical achievement, moving deftly between the study of historical events - the failed French invasion of the West of Ireland in 1798 - and folkloric representations of those events. Delving into the folk history found in Ireland's archives and rich oral traditions, Guy Beiner reveals alternate visions of the Irish past and brings into focus the vernacular histories, folk commemorative practices, and negotiations of memory that had gone largely unnoticed by historians. Though his focus is 1798, his work is also a comprehensive study of Irish folk history and of grassroots social memory.