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    DescriptionThis book explores the impact, both immediate and in its longer historical perspective, of the First World War upon Ireland across the broadest range of experience - nationalist, unionist, Catholic, Protestant - and in civilian social, economic and cultural terms, as well as purely military. Underscoring the work is a belief that the Great War is the single most central experience in twentieth-century Ireland and that the events of the war years, whether at home in Dublin during the Easter Rising or at the European battlefront, constitute a 'seamless robe' of Irish experience. The book also explores cultural responses to the war and its commemoration since 1918, up to the dedication of the Irish 'Peace Tower' in Belgium in November 1998. It argues that identifying and exploring the Irish Great War experience can contribute to the contemporary Irish peace process.


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    Title
    Ireland and the Great War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Keith Jeffery
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 398 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521773232
    ISBN 10: 0521773237
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPR, 3JJF
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBWN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    B&T Approval Code: A14204054
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027090
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR, 3JM, 3JJF, 3JJPR
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 940.3/415
    LC classification: D549.5.I73 J44 2000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.3415
    DC21: 940.3415
    LC classification: D549.5.I73 J44 2001
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHWR5, NHD
    Illustrations note
    31 b/w illus. 1 table
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    11 December 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    Review of the hardback: '... a wise and beautifully researched study into the most sombre period in Ireland's history of the last century. It is an essential guide which steers a careful political and military path'. Kevin Myers, Irish Times Review of the hardback: 'Modern Irish history has been graced by wonderful books which are adaptations of lecture series ... This elegant work belongs in that tradition.' Adrian Gregory, The English Historical Review Review of the hardback: ' ... a scholarly contribution ... a must read for lovers of Irish history'. Irish Times Review of the hardback: 'Keith Jeffery's pioneering and splendid attempt to resurrect the war as a social and historical phenomenon in Ireland.' British Army Review Review of the hardback: 'These elegant essays bring a sense of gentle closure to an era both tragic and heroic. Ireland and the Great War will occupy a prominent place on the shelf of Irish historical literature.' Stand To Review of the hardback: 'Keith Jeffery's work is attractively produced and reasonably priced, and is sure to remain the standard work on Ireland and the Great War for many years to come.' War in History Review of the hardback: '... important new book ... It is the first book on Ireland and the Great War which can meaningfully serve as an undergraduate textbook or a guide to Ireland's experience of the war for the interested general reader ... sure to remain the standard work on Ireland and the Great War for many years to come.' War in History
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Obligation: 'Irishmen remember Belgium'; 2. Participation: Suvla Bay, the Somme and the Easter Rising: the military experience of the war, abroad and at home; 3. Imagination: onlookers in France: Irish cultural responses to the war; 4. Commemoration: 'Turning the 11th November into the 12th July': Irish politics and the collective memory of war; Bibliographical essay.