Irish Studies

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Remembering and Forgetting 1916

Commemoration and Conflict in Post-Peace Process Ireland

Graff-McRae, Rebecca
Foreword by: English, Richard
Published by Irish Academic Press
ISBN: 9780716530671
Pages: 256
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Table of Contents

This book asks how the commemorations of the Easter Rising, the Battle of the Somme, the 1978 Rebellion, and the H-Block Hunger Strike have become incorporated into present politics in the wake of the Good Friday Agreement. The book begins and ends with the Easter Rising. The construction of 1916 as the pivotal moment of Irish history, identity, and memory has had lasting consequences for the Irish definition of political conflict and how this is defined through commemoration. It argues that the ghosts of 1916 are in many ways the ghosts of 1998.

Publication Date:

21 September 2010



BISAC Subjects

HISTORY / Europe / Ireland
HISTORY / Historiography

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