1916 - The Long Revolution

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Introduction by Garret Fitzgerald. This book seeks to interpret the events of Easter Week 1916 as the central defining event of a 'long revolution' in Irish history. The origins of the long revolution lie in the second half of the nineteenth century, and its legacy is still being played out in the first years of the twenty-first century. Acknowledged experts on specific topics seek to explore the layered domestic and international, political, legal and moral aspects of this uniquely influential and controversial event. Contributors are: Rory O' Dwyer, Michael Wheatley, Brendan O'Shea and Gerry White, D.G. Boyce, Francis M. Carroll, Rosemary Cullen Owens, Jerome aan de Wiel, Adrian Hardiman, Keith Jeffery, Mary McAleese, Owen McGee, Seamus Murphy and Brian P. Murphy. ...

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    Author: Edited by  Dermot Keogh , Edited by  Gabriel Doherty
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    More Product Information 1: Back cover copy
    ‘…their deaths rise far above the clamour – their voices, insistent still.’ The closing statement of President Mary McAleese’s speech during the 1916 commemorative conference in UCC in 2006 acknowledges that the legacy of the Easter Rising is still being played out in the first years of the twenty first century. 1916 – The Long Revolution seeks to interpret the events of Easter Week 1916 as the central defining event of a ‘long revolution’ in Irish history. Among the topics discussed are the European and American contexts for the Rising, the role of the IRB in its planning, the reaction of the Catholic Church to the event, the debate surrounding the morality of the Rising, and the commemoration of the event in both 1966 and 2006. Contributors include th......

    More Product Information 2: About Dermot Keogh
    Professor Dermot Keogh is the Head of the Department of History in UCC. He has published widely on various aspects of twentieth century Irish history, including Michael Collins and the Making of the Irish State and recently 1916 - The Long Revolution and The Making of the Irish Constitution. Gabriel Doherty teaches in the Department of History, University College Cork. He received his BA in Modern History from Oxford University, having studied at Magdalen College between 1986 and 1989. ...