Ireland and the Great War: 'A War to Unite Us All'?

Overview

This volume brings together new research whilst re-evaluating older assumptions about the immediate and continuing impact of World War I on Ireland. It explores some lesser-known aspects of Ireland?s war years as well as including studies of more traditional areas. Individual articles cover military, social, cultural, political, and economic aspects of the Great War, as well as reflecting on continuity and change within Irish historiography. In doing so, they analyze how the experience and memory of the War have ...

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Overview

This volume brings together new research whilst re-evaluating older assumptions about the immediate and continuing impact of World War I on Ireland. It explores some lesser-known aspects of Ireland’s war years as well as including studies of more traditional areas. Individual articles cover military, social, cultural, political, and economic aspects of the Great War, as well as reflecting on continuity and change within Irish historiography. In doing so, they analyze how the experience and memory of the War have contributed to identity formation and the legitimization of political violence.

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"This is an excellent collection of extremely interesting and valuable essays." —Professor Keith Jeffrey, University of Ulster
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719059254
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 11/23/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Gregory is Fellow in Modern History at Pembroke College, Oxford. Senia Paseta is Fellow in Modern History at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—Adrian Gregory & Senia Pašeta
• Thomas Kettle: An Irish Soldier in the Army of Europe?—Senia Pašeta
• Dulce Et Decorum: Irish Nobles and the Great War 1914-19—Peter Martin
• Women and Voluntary War Work—Eileen Reilly
• Work, Warfare And Wages: Industrial Controls and Irish Trade Unionism in the First World War—Theresa Moriarty
• The Arming of Ireland: Gun-Running and the Great War, 1914-1916—Ben Novick
• ‘You Might as Well Recruit Germans’: British Public Opinion and the Decision to Conscript the Irish in 1918—Adrian Gregory
• Mobilising the Sacred Dead: Ulster Unionism, the Great War and the Politics of Remembrance—James Loughlin
• Shell-Shock, Psychiatry, and the Irish Soldier During the First World War—Joanna Bourke
• The Road to Belgrade: The Experiences of the 10th (Irish) Division in the Balkans, 1915-1917—Philip Orr
• ‘That Party Politics Should Divide our Tents’: Nationalism, Unionism and the First World War—D. G. Boyce

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