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Boyce, David George 1942-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 336 publications in 2 languages and 9,937 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Performer
Classifications: DA950, 941.5081
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David George Boyce
Nationalism in Ireland by David George Boyce( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines the relationship between ideas and political and social reality. It attempts to explain why the aspirations of Irish nationalism have failed to modify the facts of Irish political conflict and sectarian division
The Irish question and British politics, 1868-1996 by David George Boyce( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Ireland has been shaped by British policy, and this has itself been influenced by British political habits and traditions. Social and economic reforms, and new governmental institutions, have been applied by politicians both of the left and the right. The 'Framework Documents' represent the latest attempt to achieve what Gladstone, David Lloyd George and Neville Chamberlain sought, yet failed, to achieve: a lasting settlement of the political divisions within Ireland, and between Ireland and Great Britain. This book places the Irish question in the wider context of the history of the British Isles, and thus seeks to explain its special place in British history as the 'Oldest Question', and as a question for contemporary Britain. Fully revised and with a new chapter to bring the analysis up to 1996, this new edition of Professor Boyce's work will be widely welcomed
Englishmen and Irish troubles; British public opinion and the making of Irish policy, 1918-22 by David George Boyce( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decolonisation and the British Empire, 1775-1997 by David George Boyce( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining an analysis of the ideas and policies that governed the British experience of decolonisation and shows how the British political tradition was integral to the way in which the empire was regarded as being transformed rather than lost
Nineteenth-century Ireland : the search for stability by David George Boyce( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century Ireland began and ended in armed revolt. The bloody insurrections of 1798 were the proximate reasons for the passing of the Act of Union two years later. The 'long nineteenth century' lasted until 1922, by which time the institutions of mofern Ireland were in place against a background of the Great War, the Ulster rebellion and the armed uprising of nationalist Ireland. The years between 100 and 1922 were an attempt to make the union work. They represented a search for stability- the hope that, in an imperial structure, the ethnic, religious and national differences of the inhabitants of Ireland could be reconciled and eliminated. The search for stability proved elusive. National Ireland- overwhelmingly Catholic- mobilised a mass democratic movement under O'Connell to secure Catholic Emancipation before seeing his world transformed by the social cataclysm of the Great Famine. At the same time, the Protestant northeast of Ulster was feeling the first benefits of the Industrial Revolution. Although post-famine Ireland modernised rapidly, only the northeast had a modern economy. The mixture of Protestantism and manufacturing industry integrated into the greater United Kingdom gave a new twist to the traditional Irish Protestant hostility to Catholic political demands. In the home rule period from the 1880s to 1914, the prospect of partition moved from being almost unthinkable to being almost inevitable. Nineteenth century Ireland collapsedin the various wars and rebellions of 1912-22. Like many other parts of Europe then and since, it had proved that an imperial superstructure can contain domestic ethnic rivalries, but cannot always eliminate them. In Ireland, the malign divisions of history proved too strong. The search for stability failed. -- Publishers description
The making of modern Irish history : revisionism and the revisionist controversy by David George Boyce( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisionism has been an important issue in Irish history for seve years, as more or less partisan accounts of the Irish past have been rewritten and "rescued" by journalists and historians of different political persuasions. This text brings together distinguished historians from Ireland. Each contributor tackles a key question, issue or event in Irish history and examines its historiography, assessess the context of new interpretations, considers the strengths and weaknesses of revisionist ideas and offers their own interpretation. The introduction outlines the history of the revisionist controversy and places Ireland within a historical and contemporary context
The Falklands War by David George Boyce( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boyce describes and analyzes the Falklands War on two planes: the diplomatic, political and military conduct of the campaign; and the way in which it has been characterised by writers, film and television producers, and autobiographies written by those who experienced it
Ireland, 1828-1923 : from ascendancy to democracy by David George Boyce( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Revolution in Ireland, 1879-1923( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defenders of the Union : a survey of British and Irish unionism since 1801( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Defenders of the Union: A survey of British and Irish unionism since 1801 provides a comprehensive overview of the contentious politics of unionism and the effects it has had on the relationship between Britain and Ireland over the past two centuries. By considering the history of unionism, the Act of Union of 1801, the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 and their aftermath, Defenders of the Union provides an essential guide to these historical events and the continuing legacies which they have created." "This book looks at the way the Union has affected Anglo-Irish and Catholic-Protestant relations and also considers its social, cultural and economic effects on Irish and British life."--Jacket
Political thought in Ireland since the seventeenth century by David George Boyce( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These pioneering essays provide a unique study of the development of political ideas in Ireland from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. The book breaks away from the traditional emphasis in Irish historiography on the nationalism/unionism debate to throw light on previously neglected areas such as Catholic Royalism, Anglo-Irish political theology, the role of the Scottish Enlightenment and early Irish socialism and conservatism. A wide range of original and unknown primary sources are used and the assumption that Irish political thought is not found simply in 'great treatises' is reflected in the use of such varied sources as journalism, devotional tracts and poetry. The development of popular as well as academic political thought is traced through figures as diverse as seventeenth-century poets, eighteenth-century clerics, nineteenth-century artisans and twentieth-century novelists. By challenging preconceptions and offering new and exciting perspectives this book presents a fresh approach to the study of Irish political thought
Parnell in perspective( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ulster crisis : 1885-1921( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ireland in transition, 1867-1921( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wide-ranging collection brings together multiple perspectives on a key period in Irish history, from the Fenian Rising in 1867 to the creation of the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland in 1921, with a focus on the formation of Irish identity. The chapters, written by team of experts, focus on key individuals or ideological groups and consider how they perceived Ireland's future, what their sense of Irish identity was, and who they saw as the enemy. Providing a new angle on Ireland during the period from 1867 to 1921, this book will be important reading for all those with an interest in Irish history. Nicholas Allen, D. George Boyce, Virginia Crossman, N.C
Political discourse in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Ireland by David George Boyce( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection explores the complex political thinking of a fundamental period of Irish history. It moves from the political, religious and military turmoil of the seventeenth century, through the years of the protestant ascendancy, to the revolutionary events at the end of the eighteenth century. The book addresses the basic conflicts of the age. In the case of religious politics it examines the hopes, anxieties, and interactions of Anglicans, Catholics and Presbyterians. It investigates the great political issues of the day - the constitutional thinkers and politicians involved in these struggles. Light is thrown on the great and the good - Swift and Molyneux, Grattan and Lucas - as well as on a huge cast of forgotten or never known figures, be they royal officials, lawyers, clergymen, landowners, or popular writers. A whole world of vibrant political debate is exposed
Gladstone and Ireland : politics, religion and nationality in the Victorian age( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how William Gladstone responded to the 'Irish Question', and in so doing changed the British and Irish political landscape. Religion, land, self-government and nationalism became subjects of intensive political debate, raising issues about the constitution and national identity of the whole United Kingdom
The crisis of British unionism : Lord Selborne's domestic political papers, 1885-1922 by William Waldegrave Palmer Selborne( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems and perspectives in Irish history since 1800 : essays in honour of Patrick Buckland by David George Boyce( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crisis of British power : the imperial and naval papers of the second Earl of Selborne, 1895-1910 by William Waldegrave Palmer Selborne( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newspaper history from the seventeenth century to the present day by George Boyce( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Decolonisation and the British Empire, 1775-1997
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (287)

Spanish (2)

Covers
The Irish question and British politics, 1868-1996Decolonisation and the British Empire, 1775-1997Nineteenth-century Ireland : the search for stabilityThe making of modern Irish history : revisionism and the revisionist controversyThe Falklands WarIreland, 1828-1923 : from ascendancy to democracyDefenders of the Union : a survey of British and Irish unionism since 1801Political thought in Ireland since the seventeenth century