Ireland: The 20th Century / Edition 1

Ireland: The 20th Century / Edition 1

by Charles Townshend
     
 

By the twentieth century Ireland had a history very different from that of most other western European countries. The two most profound shocks of the century, the world wars, affected Ireland indirectly, while partition and civil war were embittering first-hand experiences whose legacies continue to shape the course of events. This masterful new history is the

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Overview

By the twentieth century Ireland had a history very different from that of most other western European countries. The two most profound shocks of the century, the world wars, affected Ireland indirectly, while partition and civil war were embittering first-hand experiences whose legacies continue to shape the course of events. This masterful new history is the first account to cover the whole of Ireland, north and south, from the origins of Sinn Fein at the beginning of the century to the Stormont agreement at the end. Townshend provides a concise, comprehensive, and balanced survey of the key points in Ireland's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340663356
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Arnold Publications Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps, figures and tables
Abbreviations
Glossary
Preface
1The state of the Union, 19001
2The national question19
3Cultures and civilizations: the struggle for Ireland's soul38
4Home Rule and the British crisis, 1905-191452
5World war and rebellion, 1914-191968
6The first republic and the Anglo-Irish war, 1919-192287
7Civil war and nation-building, 1922-1932108
8The dominion of Eamon de Valera, 1932-1948132
9The second republic and modernization, 1948-1968159
10The Stormont regime: Northern Ireland, 1920-1969178
11The thirty years' crisis, 1968-1998203
Notes235
Biographical notes250
Chronology254
Select bibliography264
Appendix 1271
Appendix 2272
Index274

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