Turning Points in Twentieth Century Irish History
Edited by: Thomas E. Hachey
Irish history has always turned on a variety of axes or 'turning points,' beyond the accounts of high politics. In acknowledging the profound changes that have shaped new approaches to research and writing within the historical discipline, Irish historiography now embraces not only the re-examination of pivotal events, but also eclectic dimensions that further enrich our understanding of the broader narrative. This collection explores themes such as: political murders during Ireland's Revolutionary period, the nature of women's employment and political activity, Easter Rising, Irish neutrality, and the Northern peace process. The contributions by leading scholars make this work a remarkable new assessment of modern Irish history. Chosen by the academic library journal, Choice, as an Outstanding Academic Title 2011.
Publication Date: 2/15/2011