Ireland in the European Eye
Published by Royal Irish Academy
Number of pages: 518
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A comprehensive survey of Ireland's place in Europe, providing a detailed narrative of a cultural relationship that began with Irish missionaries bringing Christianity and learning to the continent. How have Ireland and her people and culture been perceived and represented in Europe? Twenty-two internationally renowned experts address this question through contributions on film, music, art, architecture, media, literature and European Studies.
With contributions from: David Clark, Fiorenzo Fantaccini, Anna Fattori, Joachim Fischer, Paul Gillespie, Anne Karhio, Linda King, Joanna Kosmalska, Marieke Krajenbrink, Brigid Laffan, Fergal Lenehan, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, Edward Moxon-Browne, Lynda Mulvin, Anna Ní Ghallachair, Éamon Ó Ciosáin, Thomas O’Connor, Mervyn O’Driscoll, Finola O’Kane, Harry White.
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'This essay collection provides an excellent analysis of Ireland’s various interactions with its European allies, from the early medieval period up to the present moment. [...] It is a highly attractive tome which does credit to its subject matter, to the indefatigable work of its editors and to the Royal Irish Academy, who published it. At €25, it is an absolute steal and I warmly urge readers to get themselves a copy without delay'. Eamon Maher, The Irish Times, 4 September 2019. Read the full review.
'a timely contribution to the debate about Ireland's present and future place in the European community of nations'. Peter Murray, Irish Arts Review, Autumn 2019.
'a good introduction to Ireland’s cultural presence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present'. Estibalitz Ezkerra Vegas, Irish Studies Review 29.1, January 2021.