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Description - Irish Political Prisoners 1848-1922 by Sean McConville

This is the most wide-ranging study ever published of political violence and the punishment of Irish political offenders from 1848 to the founding of the Irish Free State in 1922. Those who chose violence to advance their Irish nationalist beliefs ranged from gentlemen revolutionaries to those who openly embraced terrorism or even full-scale guerilla war.
Sean McConville provides a comprehensive survey of Irish revolutionary struggle, matching chapters on punishment of offenders with descriptions and analysis of their campaigns. Government's response to political violence was determined by a number of factors, including not only the nature of the offences but also interest and support from the United States and Australia, as well as current objectives of Irish policy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415378666
ISBN-10: 0415378664
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 828
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sean McConville

Sean McConville is Professor of Criminal Justice and Professorial Reseacrh Fellow in the Department of Law, Queen Mary, University of London. He has published widely on imprisonment and related political and legal issues.

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