Books by Roy Foster
“It’s been a large presence—if not to say a dominating presence—on the Irish historiographical landscape.” Read more...
The best books on Modern Irish History
Richard Bourke, Historian
The Irish Story
by Roy Foster
This is a book of brilliant insight, not only into Irish history, but also into the power of narrative itself as an agent of making history.
Interviews where books by Roy Foster were recommended
The best books on The Narrative of Irish History, recommended by Josephine Hart
The bestselling Irish novelist and author of Damage selects five books to help us understand the narrative of Irish history. She argues that “the permanent narrative of victimhood is not quite accurate”
The best books on Modern Irish History, recommended by Richard Bourke
A “powerful and aggravating absence of consensus” came to define the Irish political experience, says the historian Richard Bourke. Here he picks the best books for gaining a range of perspectives on Irish history, singling out James Joyce as offering insight into the divergence of nationalist opinion.