The I.R.A. at War 1916-1923 (Hardback)
  • The I.R.A. at War 1916-1923 (Hardback)
zoom

The I.R.A. at War 1916-1923 (Hardback)

(author)
£79.00
Hardback 290 Pages / Published: 20/11/2003
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Between 1916 and 1923, Ireland experienced rebellion and mass mobilization, guerrilla and civil war, partition and ethnic conflict, and the transfer of power from British to Irish governments. The essays in The I.R.A. at War propose a new history of this Irish revolution: one that encompasses the whole of the island as well as Britain, all of the violence and its consequences, and the entire period from the Easter Rising to the end of the Civil War. When did the revolution start and when did it end? Why was it so violent and why were some areas so much worse than others? Why did the I.R.A. mount a terror campaign in England and Scotland but refuse to assassinate British politicians? Where did it get its guns? Was it democratic? What kind of people became guerrillas? What kind of people did they kill? Were Protestants ethnically cleansed from southern Ireland? Did a pogrom take place against Belfast Catholics? These and other questions are addressed using extensive new data on those involved and their actions, including the first complete figures for victims of the revolution. These events have never been numbered among the world's great revolutions, but in fact Irish republicans were global pioneers. Long before Mao or Tito, Sinn Fein and the Irish Republican Army were the first to use a popular political front to build a parallel underground state coupled with sophisticated guerrilla and international propaganda and fund-raising campaigns. Ireland's is also perhaps the best documented revolution in modern history, so that almost any question can be answered, from who joined the I.R.A. to who ordered the assassination of Sir Henry Wilson. The intimacy and precision with which we are able to reconstruct and analyse what happened make this a key site for understanding not just Irish, but world, history.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199252589
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 549 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 21 mm

You may also be interested in...

First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Norman Conquest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Gimson's Kings and Queens
Added to basket
The Battle of Britain
Added to basket
The Churchill Factor
Added to basket
A History Of Scotland
Added to basket
The Making Of The British Landscape
Added to basket
The Secret Rooms
Added to basket
A History of Ancient Britain
Added to basket
How England Made the English
Added to basket
The Hollow Crown
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Londoners
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
Witches
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.