The Resurrection of Ireland
The Sinn Fein Party, 1916-1923
By (author) Michael Laffan
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Resurrection of Ireland by Michael Laffan
Book DescriptionBetween 1916 and 1923 Ireland experienced a political, as well as a military revolution. This book examines how, after the Easter Rising of 1916, radical revolutionaries formed a precarious coalition with (relatively) moderate politicians, and offers a sustained analysis of the political organisation of Irish republicanism during a crucial period. The new Sinn Fein party routed its enemies, co-operated uneasily with the underground Irish government, which it had helped to create, and achieved most of its objectives before disintegrating in 1922. Its rapid collapse should not distract from its achievements - in particular its role in 'democratising' the Irish revolution. Its successors have dominated the political life of independent Ireland. The book studies in detail the party's membership and ideology, and also its often tense relationship with the Irish Republican Army. A final chapter examines the fluctuating careers of the later Sinn Fein parties throughout the rest of the twentieth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521672672
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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An analysis of the political organisation of Irish republicanism after the Easter Rising of 1916.
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Author Biography - Michael Laffan
Michael Laffan is a member of the School of History at University College, Dublin. His previous publications include The Partition of Ireland, 1911-1925 (1983) and, as editor, The Burden of German History 1919-1945 (1988).
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