Trinity in War and Revolution 1912-1923

By Tomas Irish

This book situates the history of Trinity College Dublin within the great upheavals and changes that were taking place in Ireland and the wider world during the transformative period from 1912 to 1923. The period saw Trinity and its environs profoundly changed. The book uses Trinity as a way of exploring some of the central themes and tensions of those years, themes that are usually examined separately: Irish involvement in World War I * the Easter Rising of 1916 * the violent struggle for Irish independence * the end of the Civil War * the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. It views these events through the prism of the university's development, arguing that these contexts cannot be divorced from one another. Physically, intellectually, and symbolically, Trinity College Dublin was at the center of these seismic events in local, national, and international history. Each event had a great impact upon the institution and its development in the 20th century. Cumulatively, they transformed the university by 1923. [Subject: History, Irish Studies, Higher Education]

Publication Date: 10/30/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781908996787