Ireland 1912 1985

Author : Joseph Lee
ISBN : 0521266483
Genre : History
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Assessing the relative importance of British influence and of indigenous impulses in shaping an independent Ireland, this book identifies the relationship between personality and process in determining Irish history.
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Se N Macbride A Life

Author : Elizabeth Keane
ISBN : 9780717167470
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An exceptional man, an extraordinary career – a life of Seán MacBride, Ireland’s most distinguished statesman Seán MacBride (1904–1988) was at different times the Chief of Staff of the IRA, a top criminal lawyer, leader of Clann na Poblachta, Irish Foreign Minister, UN Commissioner, and a founding member of Amnesty International. He is the only person to have won both the Nobel Peace Prize (1974) and the Lenin Peace Prize (1977). Seán MacBride, A Life, by accomplished historian Elizabeth Keane, is the first complete biography of this multifaceted, complex and internationally renowned Irish politician. From revolutionary terrorist to conservative constitutional politician to liberal elder statesman and international humanitarian, Seán MacBride uncovers the political and personal story of one of twentieth-century Ireland’s most controversial figures. Seán MacBride begins with MacBride’s birth in Paris in 1904. With icons of the nationalist movement in Ireland for parents, MacBride’s future as a politician was fated: his father John MacBride was a Boer War hero executed for his role in the Easter Rising of 1916; his mother Maud Gonne was an outspoken revolutionary and the lost love and muse of Ireland’s most famous poet W.B. Yeats. Seán MacBride then looks at MacBride’s membership of the IRA, which he joined as teenager. He fought in both the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. Seán MacBride charts his rapid rise through the ranks, looking at how he became the Director of Intelligence and later Chief of Staff of the IRA before relinquishing his position and becoming a top criminal barrister. MacBride entered Dáil Éireann for the first time in 1947 as the leader of Clann na Poblachta, and formed the first coalition government in Irish history in 1948. Appointed Minister for External Affairs (Foreign Minister), Seán MacBride considers MacBride’s tenure in office, which included overseeing the acceptance of the European Convention on Human Rights, the rejection of NATO and Ireland’s exit from the Commonwealth. His refusal to support fellow Clann na Poblachta TD Noël Browne’s Mother-and-Child Scheme in the face of the opposition of the Catholic bishops led to the collapse of the coalition. MacBride lost his seat in the 1957 election, retired officially from Irish party politics and entered the third phase of his life: international statesman and human rights activist. Seán MacBride looks at the pivotal role MacBride played in European and international politics and human rights over the course of his later years, including founding Amnesty International, opposing apartheid in South Africa and agitating against nuclear armament. Few Irish politicians have had such an impact domestically and internationally. From MacBride’s violent IRA beginnings to his later advocacy of peace in politics, Seán MacBride, A Life captures the twists and turns of a fascinating career. A figure of national and international importance, one of the most distinguished Irish people of the twentieth century, he has found a biographer of authority and assurance in Elizabeth Keane, whose survey of his life and times is astute, insightful and convincing. Praise for Elizabeth Keane: ‘A singular voice in Irish history’ The Sunday Business Post Seán MacBride, A Life: Table of Contents Preface Man of Destiny A Sort of Homecoming From Chief-of-Staff to Chief Counsel Fighting Your Battles The Harp Without the Crown Rattling the Sabre Coming out of the Cave Catholic First, Irishman Second A Statesman of International Status Never Lost His Fenian Fate Conclusion
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Oxford Handbook Of Modern Irish History

Author : Alvin Jackson
ISBN : 9780191667602
Genre : History
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The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.
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Nationalism And The Irish Party

Author : Michael Wheatley
ISBN : 0191556831
Genre : History
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John Redmond's constitutional, parliamentary, Irish Party went from dominating Irish politics to oblivion in just four years from 1914-1918. The goal of limited Home Rule, peacefully achieved, appeared to die with it. Given the speed of the party's collapse, its death has been seen as inevitable. Though such views have been challenged, there has been no detailed study of the Irish Party in the last years of union with Britain, before the world war and the Easter Rising transformed Irish politics. Through a study of five counties in provincial Ireland - Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Sligo, and Westmeath - that history has now been written. Far from being 'rotten', the Irish Party was representative of nationalist opinion and still capable of self-renewal and change. However, the Irish nationalism at this time was also suffused with a fierce anglophobia and sense of grievance, defined by its enemies, which rapidly came to the fore, first in the Home Rule crisis and then in the war. Redmond's project, the peaceful attainment of Home Rule, simply could not be realised.
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History Of Social Work In The Republic Of Ireland Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author : Caroline Skehill
ISBN : 9780199804573
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Die Libau Unternehmung

Author : Oliver Herrmann
ISBN : 9783832491543
Genre : History
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Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: „The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic to the people of Ireland. Irishman and Irishwomen: In the name of God and the deed generations from which receives her old tradition of nationhood Ireland through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes freedom for her freedom. Having organised and trained her manhood through her secret revolutionary organisation, the Irish Republican Brotherhood and through her open military organisations, the Irish Volunteer and the Irish Citizen Army, having pationiently perfected her discipline, having resolutely waited for the right moment to reveal itself, she now seizes that moment and supported by her exiled children in America and by gallant allies in Europe, but relying in the first on her own strength, she strikes in full confidence of victory". Als diese Erklärung am 24.04.1916 von den Stufen des ‚General Post Office‘ in Dublin verlesen wurde, war der Osteraufstand gegen die englische Herrschaft in Irland bereits gescheitert. Ein wichtiger Grund hierfür war das Ausbleiben der Hilfe des einzigen existierenden ‚tapferen Verbündeten‘ in Europa: Deutschland. Die Waffenlieferung, die als ‚Libau-Unternehmung‘ nach zähen Verhandlungen auf den Weg geschickt worden war, erreichte ihr Ziel nicht. Die irischen Revolutionäre, wieder auf ihre ‚eigene Kraft‘ zurückgeworfen, wagten den Aufstand dennoch; allerdings ohne Illusionen bezüglich des Ausgangs der Kämpfe. Das Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit ist es, erstmals eine eigenständige und – dem eingeschränkten Rahmen zum Trotz – möglichst lückenlose Darstellung der ‚Libau-Unternehmung‘ zu präsentieren. Der erste Teil bietet eine knappe Einführung in die irische Geschichte und die Hintergründe des irischen Osteraufstandes, ohne die ein Verständnis der ‚Libau-Unternehmung‘ nicht möglich ist. Unter den beteiligten Organisationen spielen vor allem die ‚nach Amerika verbannten Kinder‘ eine besondere Rolle. Bereits kurz nach Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkrieges traten diese in Gestalt des ‚Clan na Gael‘ mit der deutschen Botschaft in Kontakt. Ihr Anliegen war die Bitte um militärische Unterstützung für einen Aufstand noch während des Krieges. Gemäß dem alten irischen Leitsatz ‚Englands Probleme sind Irlands Chance‘ war der Weltkrieg für sie der ‚richtige Moment‘, auf den sie so ‚entschlossen gewartet‘ hatten. Parallel zu den Verhandlungen in Amerika begann eine Hand voll Radikaler in Irland mit den konkreten Planungen. Zum Abschluss der [...]
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Author : Joseph Coohill
ISBN : 9781780745367
Genre : History
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This fourth edition of Joseph Coohill’s best-selling book has been fully updated to include the latest political, economic, and social developments in Ireland. Starting with the first prehistoric inhabitants of the island, Ireland takes readers right up to the present day through the Great Famine, Home Rule, the Good Friday Agreement, and the economic struggles of the 21st century, covering the major events that have shaped the country. Clear and lucid, Coohill’s writing paints an engaging picture of a people for whom history is a key part of present-day reality. Highly accessible, yet demonstrating a sophisticated level of analysis, this book provides a valuable resource to students and all those wishing to acquaint themselves further with the complex identity of the Irish people.
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Terrorismus Und Freiheitskampf

Author : Nikolaus Braun
ISBN : 9783486707472
Genre : History
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Anders als die bisher überwiegend an militärischen Fakten interessierte Forschung verfolgt Nikolaus Braun einen primär legitimatorischen Konflikt, einen politischen Glaubenskrieg, in dem die symbolische Ebene genauso entscheidend war wie militärische Realitäten. Die Untersuchung geht dabei weit über eine herkömmliche Geschichte von Propaganda und Presse hinaus: Nicht nur Fahnen, Lieder, Briefmarken, Uniformen etc. gerieten zu Trägern nationaler Propaganda, ebenso wurden Beerdigungen, Hungerstreiks, Exekutionen, aber auch die gesamte Außenpolitik und weite Teile der Kriegführung regelrecht inszeniert. Braun verfolgt, wie sich Denk- und Handlungsmöglichkeiten gegenseitig antrieben, bedingten und blockierten, und macht damit die innere Logik eines scheinbar irrationalen Konflikts sichtbar. Nikolaus Braun ist Historiker und leitet eine Bankfiliale in München
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Textures Of Irish America

Author : Lawrence J. McCaffrey
ISBN : 0815605218
Genre : History
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The "textures" of the Irish-American experience have been manifold, greatly influencing this country's economic, social, and cultural development over the past two centuries. Unlike that of many other European immigrants, the Irish journey to America was viewed largely as a one-way trip. They quickly adjusted to America, soon becoming citizens and active participants in politics. By the end of the 19th century, they dominated not only most American cities but also sports, especially baseball, and many were prominent in show business. In this entertaining study of one of America's most engaging and controversial groups, Lawrence McCaffrey reveals how the Irish adapted to urban life, progressing from unskilled working class to solid middle class. Denied power and influence in business and commerce, they achieved both through politics and the Catholic church. In addition to politicians and churchmen, McCaffrey discusses the roles of writers such as Finley Peter Dunne, James T. Farrell, Eugene O'Neill, J.F. Powers, Edwin O'Connor, William Kennedy, Elizabeth Cullinan, Tom Flanagan, Thomas Fleming, Jimmy Breslin, and John Gregory Dunne, as well as such film stars as Jimmy Cagney, Bing Crosby, Grace and Gene Kelly, and Spencer Tracy. McCaffrey completes the story with a look at the role of Irish nationalism in developing the personality of Irish America and in liberating Ireland from British colonialism. The result of some forty years of thinking and writing about Irish-American life, McCaffrey's Textures will appeal to scholars and general readers alike and may very well become the standard work on Irish America.
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Political Thought In Ireland Since The Seventeenth Century

Author : D. George Boyce
ISBN : 9781134981373
Genre : History
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These pioneering essays provide a unique study of the development of political ideas in Ireland from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. The book breaks away from the traditional emphasis in Irish historiography on the nationalism/unionism debate to focus instead on previously neglected areas such as the role of the Scottish Enlightenment and early Irish socialism and conservatism. A wide range of original primary sources are used from pamphlets to journalism, devotional tracts to poetry.
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