Released on 2019-08-05Categories History

Irish Military Elites, Nation and Empire, 1870–1925

Irish Military Elites, Nation and Empire, 1870–1925

Author: Loughlin Sweeney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030193072

Category: History

Page: 301

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This book is a social history of Irish officers in the British army in the final half-century of Crown rule in Ireland. Drawing on the accounts of hundreds of officers, it charts the role of military elites in Irish society, and the building tensions between their dual identities as imperial officers and Irishmen, through land agitation, the home rule struggle, the First World War, the War of Independence, and the partition of Ireland. What emerges is an account of the deeply interwoven connections between Ireland and the British army, casting officers as social elites who played a pivotal role in Irish society, and examining the curious continuities of this connection even when officers’ moral authority was shattered by war, revolution, independence, and a divided nation.
Released on 2020-12-31Categories Social Science

Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies

Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies

Author: Renée Fox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000333152

Category: Social Science

Page: 502

View: 856

Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies begins with the reversal in Irish fortunes after the 2008 global economic crash. The chapters included address not only changes in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland but also changes in disciplinary approaches to Irish Studies that the last decade of political, economic, and cultural unrest have stimulated. Since 2008, Irish Studies has been directly and indirectly influenced by the crash and its reverberations through the economy, political landscape, and social framework of Ireland and beyond. Approaching Irish pasts, presents, and futures through interdisciplinary and theoretically capacious lenses, the chapters in this volume reflect the myriad ways Irish Studies has responded to the economic precarity in the Republic, renewed instability in the North, the complex European politics of Brexit, global climate and pandemic crises, and the intense social change in Ireland catalyzed by all of these. Just as Irish society has had to dramatically reconceive its economic and global identity after the crash, Irish Studies has had to shift its theoretical modes and its objects of analysis in order to keep pace with these changes and upheavals. This book captures the dynamic ways the discipline has evolved since 2008, exploring how the age of austerity and renewal has transformed both Ireland and scholarly approaches to understanding Ireland. It will appeal to students and scholars of Irish studies, sociology, cultural studies, history, literature, economics, and political science.
Released on 2020-10-22Categories History

Southern Irish Loyalism, 1912-1949

Southern Irish Loyalism, 1912-1949

Author: Brian Hughes

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781789621846

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 481

This book brings together new research on loyalism in the 26 counties that would become the Irish Free State. It covers a range of topics and experiences, including the Third Home Rule crisis in 1912, the revolutionary period, partition, independence and Irish participation in the British armed and colonial service up to the declaration of the Republic in 1949. The essays gathered here examine who southern Irish loyalists were, what loyalism meant to them, how they expressed their loyalism, their responses to Irish independence and their experiences afterwards. The collection offers fresh insights and new perspectives on the Irish Revolution and the early years of southern independence, based on original archival research. It addresses issues of particular historiographical and political interest during the ongoing 'Decade of Centenaries', including revolutionary violence, sectarianism, political allegiance and identity and the Irish border, but, rather than ceasing its coverage in 1922 or 1923, this book - like the lives with which it is concerned - continues into the first decades of southern Irish independence. CONTRIBUTORS: Frank Barry, Elaine Callinan, Jonathan Cherry, Seamus Cullen, Ian d'Alton, Sean Gannon, Katherine Magee, Alan McCarthy, Pat McCarthy, Daniel Purcell, Joseph Quinn, Brian M. Walker, Fionnuala Walsh, Donald Wood
Released on 2003Categories History

Irish Republican Women in America

Irish Republican Women in America

Author: Joanne Mooney Eichacker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055887320

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 319

Five Irish republican women conducted lecture tours in the United States from 1916 to 1925: Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, Mary MacSwiney, Mrs. Muriel MacSwiney, Countess Constance Markievicz and Mrs. Margaret Pearse. Each tour involved fundraising, but the primary goal was to educate and inform Americans, particularly Irish-Americans, about the injustices of British rule in Ireland. This book examines their lecture tours in depth: the circumstances, often controversial, of each tour; the many people the women encountered, including the leading political figures of the day such as President Woodrow Wilson; transcripts of their speeches; the reaction of the American public; the politics surrounding the tour; the press coverage and the impact of the tour. Drawing on their letters, their speeches, press reports, and accounts of the strong impressions the women left on their American audiences, the author paints a vivid and personal portrait of each woman. The political astuteness and success of Irish republican women during this period far surpassed the achievements of their sisters in other parts of the world. This book celebrates the heroism, conviction and enormous self-sacrifice of these women, who left their family and friends in a war-torn Ireland to further the cause of freedom for their country.
Released on 1993Categories Business & Economics

Ireland Before and After the Famine

Ireland Before and After the Famine

Author: Cormac Ó Gráda

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106009971125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 327

This edition of Cormac O'Grada's study expands upon his central arguments about the agricultural and demographic developments surrounding the Great Irish Famine. It provides new statistical information, new appendices and integrated responses to the new research and writing on the subject that has appeared since the publication of the first edition in 1987.
Released on 2004Categories History

The Winding-up of the Dáil Courts, 1922-1925

The Winding-up of the Dáil Courts, 1922-1925

Author: Mary Kotsonouris

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015060116376

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 497

In 1923 the Irish Free State government established a judicial commission with extraordinary powers to revive the jurisdiction of the court system which had flourished under the authority of the First D���¡il, so that the 5000 civil cases current when the D���¡il courts were abruptly closed down at the outbreak of the Civil War, could be brought to a conclusion. Its registry and principal court were at Dublin Castle, but the commissioners also went out on circuit. After two years, their jurisdiction was transferred to the High Court where it remains. All its records are in the National Archives. This book describes not only the origins and progress of the commission and its importance in the early years of the Irish Free State, but its role at the centre of a power struggle between the shrewd mandarins then at the helms of the nascent departments of justice and finance. Figures such as Kevin O'Higgins, Hugh Kennedy, O'Friel, Meredith and Mathieson are prominent in the story.
Released on 1989Categories History

In Our Image

In Our Image

Author: Stanley Karnow

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015034642382

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 479

In a swiftly paced, brilliantly vivid narrative, Karnow focuses on the relationship that has existed between the two nations since the United States acquired the country from Spain in 1898, examing how we have sought to remake the Philippines 'in our image, ' an experiment marked from the outset by blundering, ignorance, and mutual misunderstanding.
Released on 2005Categories History

La Belle France

La Belle France

Author: Alistair Horne

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015063675477

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 373

A concise history of France profiles the lives of the great leaders, artists, and others who helped shape Western culture and thought, and examines the impact of important events, social movements, and military campaigns.