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Author Williams, Maggie M
Title Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the modern world [electronic resource] / by Maggie M. Williams
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource
Series New Middle Ages
Note Includes bibliographical references
Introduction: Icons of Irishness -- Visualizing antiquity -- Classifying taste -- Meet me at the fair -- Keepsakes and souvenirs -- Proclaiming independence, expressing solidarity
From majestic 'Celtic' crosses to elaborate knotwork designs, visual symbols of Irish identity abound in contemporary culture. In jewelry, souvenirs, tattoos, and even graphic novels and massive public murals, Irishness is depicted in its most medieval garb. Looking back to a mythical past, such images conjure up ancient realms of mystical druids, warrior Celts, and pious Christian monks. Icons of Irishness offers a commentary on the blending of pasts and presents that finds permanent visualization in these contemporary signs of Irish cultural identity. Williams considers both scholarly and popular perspectives, exploring the spaces where Irish modernity meets its 'Celtic' past
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Palgrave
Link Print version: Williams, Maggie M. Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the modern world. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9780230103207 (DLC) 2012001178 (OCoLC)773278531
Subject National characteristics, Irish
Ireland -- Civilization -- Medieval influences
Ireland -- Civilization -- Celtic influences
Signs and symbols -- Ireland
Cultural property -- Ireland
Irish -- Ethnic identity
HISTORY / Europe / Ireland bisacsh
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