Remembrance and Imagination
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The nineteenth century witnessed the growth of Irish cultural nationalism as a dominant force in the country’s political and literary life. Remembrance and imagination is a major study which charts the development and impact of a national self-image through key texts and key episodes and does so by placing the history of two cultural spheres side by side: literature and historical scholarship. The literary and discursive work of writers like Lady Morgan, Maturin, Thomas moore, Thomas Davis, Yeats, and Synge is placed against the background of contemporary debates concerning the true historical sciences are traced in their impact on the literary imagination. Special attention is given to the influential scholar George Petrie and to the far-ranging and persistent controversy concerning the round towers.