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

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ISBN-10: 0299218244

ISBN-13: 9780299218249

Edition: 2006

Authors: Guy Beiner

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Delving into the folk history found in Ireland's oral traditions, this work reveals alternate visions of the Irish past and brings into focus the vernacular histories, folk commemorative practices, and negotiations of memory that have gone unnoticed by historians.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 5/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Guy Beiner is lecturer in history at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. He has been a research fellow at Trinity College Dublin and an NEH Keough Irish Studies Fellow at Notre Dame University, and he is the author of many articles on modern Irish history and memory.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Phonetic Note
Introduction: Recycling the Dustbin of History
To Speak of Ninety-Eight
Collecting Memory
Oral History and Social Memory
Irish Folklore Collections
Richard Hayes and Thee Last Invasion of Ireland
Ancillary Folk History Sources
Folk History
History-Telling
Practitioners of Folk History
Time and Calendar
Democratic History
Who Were the Men of the West?
Multiple Heroes in Folk Historiographies
Who Were the Women of the West?
Commemorating History
Spheres and Mediums of Remembrance
Topographies of Folk Commemoration
Souvenirs
Ceremonies, Monuments, and Negotiations of Memory
Mediations of Remembrance
Memory and Oblivion
Conclusion: Alternative History
Archaeologies of Social Memory
Epilogue: Commemorative Heritage
Remembrance in the Late Twentieth Century
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index