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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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3,272 words

[To survey traditional and theatrical dance in Ireland, this entry comprises two articles: the first article provides an overview

Ireland

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Paul A. Townend

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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3,821 words
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Modern Irish history has long centered on cultural, religious, and political divisions, both within the island and between Ireland and Britain. An appreciation of these divisions remains ... More
Ireland

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Richard Corballis

The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,419 words
had an early impact on New Zealand and its literature thanks to the significant percentage of Irish among the early settlers. Irish New Zealanders (some 17 per cent of the total ... More
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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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Current Version:
2004

Second largest of the British Isles, 32,595 square miles in area, largest of all Celtic lands; its modern population, over

Republic of Ireland

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
243 words

The leaders of the rising of 1916, drawing on a long political tradition (see republicanism), proclaimed an

Ireland, names for

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
328 words

The commonest name for ‘Ireland’ is Old Irish Ériú, Modern Éire, which may mean ‘fertile country’ (<Indo‐European [*]

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
508 words

Second largest island of the British Isles. Ireland is w of Great Britain. The Irish Sea and St George's

Ireland, Republic of

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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606 words
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The Republic of Ireland consists of a large lowland region surrounded by a broken rim of low mountains. The lowlands

Ireland

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The Kings and Queens of Britain (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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132 words
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Seventh-century Ireland was divided into about 150 small kingdoms called tuatha, some becoming loosely aggregated into larger tribal units. The main tribe in the north-west was the ... More
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The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
4,894 words

archaeology: Ireland

archaeology: Ireland   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,482 words

1. Introduction 2. Pre-Norman period 3. Urban archaeology 4. Rural settlement 5. Future directions

1. Introduction

Many archaeological investigations have been

Ireland

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The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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591 words

Both Revd Patrick *Brontë and Revd A. B. *Nicholls were born in the north of Ireland, Brontë in ...

Ireland and the Irish

Ireland and the Irish   Reference library

Leon Litvack

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
912 words

The attitude Dickens adopted toward Ireland and the Irish was a fusion of objectified pronouncements and informed observation. His interest in the ...

Ireland

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
199 words
The English lordship over Ireland was established by Henry II in 1171, and colonization of Ireland gave England control of around two-thirds of the island by the end of the thirteenth ... More
Ireland

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Jane Suiter

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,202 words

Over the decades since independence from Britain, Ireland (population 4.6 million) has transformed into one of the most open economies

Ireland

Ireland   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
4,217 words

Much of what we know of the religion of the first people of Ireland comes to us from myth and

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
336 words
Ireland's most famous dance personality remains Ninette de Valois. Although she spent most of her working life in England, she formed an eight-year collaboration with the Abbey Theatre ... More
Ireland

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
4,517 words

Up to the arrival of W. B. Yeats in the 1890s, the Irish theatre was colonial. Yeats, with a little

Ireland

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,160 words
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Ireland emerges from prehistory in the 5th c., with the formal establishment of Christianity in 431 by Palladius, sent

Ireland

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S. J. Connolly, Cormac Ó Gráda, and Cormac Ó Gráda

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
5,710 words
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This entry contains three subentries, on the economic history of Ireland before 1800, from 1800 to 1922, and after 1922...

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