Atlas of the Irish Revolution
by John Crowley, Donal O Drisceoil, Mike Murphy, John Borgonovo
Editor: Cork University Press
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The Atlas of the Irish Revolution is a reference publication that presents scholarly work on the revolutionary period in a unique and accessible manner.Featuring over 200 original maps and 300 images, the Atlas includes 120 contributions from specialists in various disciplines.They offer multiple points of view on the hinge of the years from 1912 onwards, the House of the Crisis Rule of the end of the Irish Civil War in 1923.Using extensive original data (many of which were generated from newly released, archival records), the researchers mapped social and demographic, political and cultural changes in activity, state and non-violence, and economic impacts.The maps also represent the underlying trends in the decades leading up to the revolution and capture key aspects of the next day’s revolution.They show that while the Irish Revolutionary was a “national” event, it contained important local and regional variations that are essential to its results.Representation of the whole island trends stand alongside the street, parish, county and provincial studies to discover the multiple facets of the dynamics of the game.The Atlas also presents the international dimensions of the revolution that took place in the middle of the First World War and its tumultuous aftermath.The revolutionary events in Ireland received the world’s attention because they deeply questioned the British imperial project systemRevolutionary key exploited transnational, before, during and after the conflict, while the Irish diaspora provided crucial support to the networks.Often overlooked, the roles of women and workers are enlightened, while commentators consider the legacy of the revolution, including collective memories, cultural representations and historical interpretations.The Atlas of the Irish Revolution brings history to life for the general public and students, as well as academics.It represents a rez-de-rupture contribution to the historical geography of these convincing years of conflict, continuity and change.
John Crowley, Donal O Drisceoil, Mike Murphy, John Borgonovo – Atlas of the Irish Revolution – Free
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