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Ireland's harp : the shaping of irish identity ; c. 1770 to 1880

Ireland's harp : the shaping of irish identity ; c. 1770 to 1880

Author: Mary O'Donnell
Publisher: Dublin : Univ. College of Dublin Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats

The image of the harp - symbolic of the political and cultural landscape of Ireland for centuries - evokes strong sentiments in the collective Irish imagination. In this title, the revolutionary  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary O'Donnell
OCLC Number: 903346457
Description: x, 162, [16] Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction: The Irish Harp as 'a Driving Image of Revolution' in the Late Eighteenth Century; 'Towards the Grave of Oblivion': The Politics of Irish Harping in the Eighteenth Century; 'One Faithful Harp' and Harper in the Works of Owenson, Maturin, and Moore; Custodians of Culture: Patronage and the sacred Fire of Patriotism; John Egan: An Innovator and Inventor; The Harp of Kings and Liberators; Cultural Curiosities: The Last of the Blind Irish Harpers; Epilogue: Relics and Revivals; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Mary O'Donnell.


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'Ireland's Harp is a valuable contribution to the ongoing critical debate regarding why the harp's symbolic significance eclipses its musical one ... [it] serves as a very useful purpose: to condense Read more...

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