Thomas Carlyle, "Young Ireland" and the "Condition of Ireland Question"

Show simple item record Morrow, John en 2012-03-19T02:41:41Z en 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Historical Journal 51(3):643-667 2008 en
dc.identifier.issn 0018-246X en
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dc.description.abstract This article reconsiders Thomas Carlyle’s views on the crisis facing Ireland in the 1840s and British responses to it. It argues that while Carlyle saw this crisis as being related to difficulties facing contemporary ‘ English ’ society, he treated it as a distinctive manifestation of a malaise that afflicted all European societies. Carlyle’s views on Ireland reflected the illiberal and authoritarian attitudes which underwrote his social and political thought, but they were not, as has sometimes been suggested, premised on anti-Irish prejudices derived from racial stereotypes. An examination of Carlyle’s writings on Ireland demonstrate that he attributed the parlous state of that country in the 1840s to widespread failures in leadership and social morality that were not unique to the inhabitants of Ireland and were also to be found in England. Carlyle’s works were not only admired by leading members of ‘ Young Ireland ’, but also generated ideas that framed their response to the economic, social, and political challenges facing Ireland. en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Historical Journal en
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dc.title Thomas Carlyle, "Young Ireland" and the "Condition of Ireland Question" en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0018246X0800695X en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 643 en
pubs.volume 51 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Cambridge University Press en
pubs.end-page 667 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 79297 en University management en Office of the Vice-Chancellor en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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