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Ancestral Voices

Religion and Nationalism in Ireland

Ancestral Voices( )
Author: O'Brien, Conor Cruise
ISBN:978-0-226-61652-0
Publication Date:Dec 1995
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $26.00
Book Description:

Scholar and statesman Conor Cruise O'Brien illuminates why peace has been so elusive in Northern Ireland. He explains the conflation of religion and nation through Irish history into our own time. Using his life as a prism through which he interprets Ireland's past and present, O'Brien identifies case after case of the lethal mixing of God with country that has spilled oceans of blood throughout this century of nationalism and that, from Bosnia to Northern Ireland, still curses...
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Book Details
Pages:30
Detailed Subjects: History / Europe / Ireland
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Nationalism & Patriotism
Religion / Religion, Politics & State
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.616 Pounds
Author Biography
O'Brien, Conor Cruise (Author)
Writer and diplomat Conor Cruise O'Brien was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 3, 1917. He studied history at Trinity College and found a job in the civil service. While working as a civil servant, he wrote two books Maria Cross (1952) and Parnell and His Party (1957). As a diplomat, he focused on creating an independent position for Ireland in the United Nations and played a critical role in the United Nations intervention in Congo in 1961. In 1969, he won a seat in Ireland's Parliament. He also was editor in chief of The Observer and was a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, and The Irish Independent. He wrote numerous books throughout his lifetime including To Katanga and Back, The Great Melody, Memoir: My Life and Themes, and The Long Affair. He died on December 18, 2008 at the age of 91.

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