Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War

Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War

by Gemma Clark


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ISBN-13: 9781316635278
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2016
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Dr Gemma Clark studied at Queen's College, Oxford, where she took a first-class honours degree in History in 2005. Her undergraduate dissertation, on Irish history, won the university-wide Arnold Modern History Prize and she went on to earn a Master's in Historical Research in 2007 and a DPhil in 2011. Dr Clark's doctorate, co-supervised by Professor Roy Foster and Dr Tim Wilson, analyses the range of harmful and frightening acts largely ignored by military histories of the Irish Civil War, and places Ireland's conflict in an international perspective. Her first monograph, Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War, is based on her doctoral research. In 2012, Dr Clark moved to Sydney, Australia to take up her first academic post, the Sarah Sharkey Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Global Irish Studies Centre, University of New South Wales. Her postdoctoral project, 'A History of Arson in Modern Ireland', further develops her research into hitherto academically neglected acts of violence. She addresses the use of non-lethal arson by a range of social and political groups who have used fire as a form of protest since 1800, contextualising Irish incendiarism in relation to the uses of and responses to arson in mainland Europe. In January 2015, Gemma returned to the UK to take up the post of Lecturer in British and Irish History at the University of Exeter, where she continues her research and teaching on the themes of violence and warfare.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The price of loyalty: violence, compensation and the British in the Irish Free State; 3. The 'Campaign of Fire': arson during the Irish Civil War; 4. 'The right to live in my own country': intimidation, expulsion and local-community conflict; 5. Harming civilians: killing, wounding and sexual violence in Munster; 6. Conclusion; Bibliography.

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