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1st Edition

Ireland's Independence: 1880-1923

ISBN 9780415239516
Published November 21, 2001 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

This timely introduction presents a clear, balanced account of the rapid and complex events from 1880 leading up to the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1a INTRODUCTION: The nineteenth-century context, 1800–1880; Chapter 1 Culture, land and politics, 1880–1900; Chapter 2 Consolidation and advance, 1900–1914; Chapter 3 The Rising and its aftermath, 1916–1918; Chapter 4 The Anglo-Irish War, January 1919 to July 1921; Chapter 5 The Treaty and its consequences, December 1921; Chapter 6 The Civil War, January 1922 to May 1923;

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Oonagh Walsh


'A comprehensive guide to the political history of a most complex period. This excellent book manages to achieve the difficult trick of combining a vast amount of detail with a humane warmth which is as welcome these days as it is rare.' – Irish Studies Review

'This book ... is a first class read and I would advise any department with even a passing interest in Irish history to purchase at least a couple of copies.' – History Teaching Review

'A very handy and compact introduction to the period.' – Books Ireland