Ancestral Voices: Religion and Nationalism in Ireland Conor Cruise OBrien

ISBN: 9780226616520

Published: December 18th 1995

Paperback

30 pages


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Ancestral Voices: Religion and Nationalism in Ireland  by  Conor Cruise OBrien

Ancestral Voices: Religion and Nationalism in Ireland by Conor Cruise OBrien
December 18th 1995 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 30 pages | ISBN: 9780226616520 | 5.37 Mb

Scholar and statesman Conor Cruise OBrien illuminates why peace has been so elusive in Northern Ireland. He explains the conflation of religion and nation through Irish history into our own time. Using his life as a prism through which he interpretsMoreScholar and statesman Conor Cruise OBrien illuminates why peace has been so elusive in Northern Ireland. He explains the conflation of religion and nation through Irish history into our own time.

Using his life as a prism through which he interprets Irelands past and present, OBrien identifies case after case of the lethal mixing of God with country that has spilled oceans of blood throughout this century of nationalism and that, from Bosnia to Northern Ireland, still curses the world.OBriens bravura performance [is] seductive in its intellectual sweep and literary assurance.—Toby Barnard, Times Literary SupplementHas the magical insistence which Conor Cruise OBrien can produce at his best.

. . . Where he looks back to his own childhood the book shines. He writes of his mother and father with effortless grace and candor, with a marvelous, elegant mix of affection and detachment.—Observer



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