"Many Irish historians, women as well as men, have combined scholarship with social and political activism. A "Manly Study"? Irish women historians, 1868-1949 brings to light the lives, careers, and social and political engagement of some fascinating Irish women historians, including Alice Stopford Green Eleanor Hull, Dorothy Macardle, and Rosamond Jacob, during a transformative period in Irish history. Women historians in Ireland have made important contributions to medieval, early modern, and contemporary Irish history, worked as academics, journalists, and archivists, and have taken part in diverse movements including feminism and nationalism. This book discusses Irish women historians in the development of the Irish historical profession as a whole, and in relation to women historians in an international context."--BOOK JACKET.