Tuesday, 2 February 2010

A Book Around the Irish Sea

David Brett,  a historian of architecture and heritage, has written A Book About the Irish Sea, which is a history of the people who live around the coastline of the Irish Sea.  He argues that 19th century concepts of nations and nationalism can get in the wya of the real story of what has happened around the sea in the last 7,500 years.  He concludes that rather than dividing people, the sea has acted as a focus of exchange and interaction, a bridge rather than a barrier.

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