The Irish Revolution

An Illustrated History, 1912-25

Author: Fergal Tobin

Publisher: Gill Books

ISBN: 9780717156030

Category: History

Page: 224

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A generously illustrated popular history of Ireland's Easter Rising and Revolution.
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A Short History of the Irish Revolution, 1912 to 1927

From the Ulster Crisis to the formation of the Irish Free State

Author: Richard Killeen

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717163717

Category: History

Page: 168

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The years of the Irish revolution were the crucible of modern Ireland. Richard Killeen's authoritative survey of the period is an ideal introduction to this tumultuous time. The Irish revolution began with the Ulster crisis of 1912 followed by the Irish Nationalist Party securing the passage of the Home Rule Act in 1914. By then, however, the Great War had broken out: the Act was suspended for the duration of the war, with the violent Ulster opposition to it still unresolved. But the war changed everything. Over thirty thousand Irish troops died. A radical nationalist minority rebelled against British rule at Easter 1916, an event that established itself as the foundation date of a new, more assertive nationalism. In 1918 Sinn Féin supplanted the old Nationalist party and formed its own assembly in Dublin. At the same time the IRA began an armed campaign against British Rule. By 1922, Britain had withdrawn from twenty-six of the thirty-two counties of Ireland which now constituted the Irish Free State. The Ulster problem had, however, never been resolved. The result was partition and the establishment of two states on the island — something unthinkable fifteen years earlier. A Short History of the Irish Revolution, 1912 to 1927: Table of Contents Ulster Crisis Nationalism Before 1916> The Rising and the War From the Rising to Partition Partition and the Treaty Two States
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An Atlas of Irish History

Author: Ruth Dudley Edwards,Bridget Hourican

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415278591

Category: History

Page: 299

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Fully revised and updated with over 100 beautiful maps, charts and graphs, and a narrative packed with facts this outstanding book examines the main changes that have occurred in Ireland and among the Irish abroad over the past two millennia.
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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire

Author: Nigel Dalziel

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780141018447

Category: History

Page: 144

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An introduction to the rise and fall of the British Empire A new addition to Penguin?s bestselling series of historical atlases, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire traces the emergence of the world?s greatest empire, from its earliest beginnings in the British Isles through its ascendancy in Victorian times to its ultimate collapse in the mid-twentieth century. It examines the impact of British dominance throughout the world and the legacy it has bestowed. --Richly illustrated with photographs, artwork re-creations, and over 150 full-color maps --Contains a timeline and a table of imperial territories
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A Timeline of Irish History

Author: Richard Killeen

Publisher: Gill

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 112

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A crisply written, succinct summary of Ireland's past from the construction of Newgrange to the Northern Ireland peace process.
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Atlas of the English Civil War

Author: P.R Newman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134644744

Category: History

Page: 128

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The English Civil War is a subject which continues to excite enormous interest throughout the world. This atlas consists of over fifty maps illustrating all the major - and many of the minor - bloody campaigns and battles of the War, including the campaigns of Montrose, the battle of Edgehill and Langport. Providing a complete introductory history to the turbulent period, it also includes: * maps giving essential background information * detailed accompanying explanations * a useful context to events.
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The Concise History of Modern Ireland

Author: Richard Killeen

Publisher: Gill & MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 224

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In 1780, Ireland was a pre-modern society. Then, under the twin effects of the industrial revolution and the French revolution, the whole world was turned upside down and Ireland with it.
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A Short History of the 1916 Rising

Author: Richard Killeen

Publisher: Gill & MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 129

View: 5855

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This short account of the key event in the making of modern Ireland is both a narrative and an interpretation of the 1916 rising. The book explores the background to the rising, the development of the Fenian tradition running in parallel with the parliamentary tradition, the effect of the cultural revolution of the early twentieth century in forming the minds of the men who made Easter week, the gradual demoralisation of the Irish Parliamentary Party, and the crucial effects of the Great War. The book covers the events of the rising on a day-by-day basis, starting on Easter Sunday - the date originally set for the start - and continuing through to the surrender the following Saturday. In an epilogue, Killeen summarises the executions and the fate of the major survivors on both sides. He also locates the rising in the Irish historical memory, contrasting its high ideals with the reality of the new state to which it helped give birth.
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