Easter 1916

Before Easter 1916 Dublin had been a city much like any other British city, comparable to Bristol or Liverpool and part of a complex, deep-rooted British world.

Author: Charles Townshend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141902760

Category: History

Page: 464

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Before Easter 1916 Dublin had been a city much like any other British city, comparable to Bristol or Liverpool and part of a complex, deep-rooted British world. Many of Dublin's inhabitants wanted to weaken or terminate London's rule but there remained a vast and conflicting range of visions of that future: far more immediate was the unfolding disaster of the First World War that had put 'home rule' issues on ice for the duration. The devastating events of that Easter changed everything. Both the rising itself and-even more significantly-the ferocious British response ended any sense at all that Dublin could be anything other than the capital of an independent country, as an entire nation turned away in revulsion from the British artillery and executions. As we approach the 90th anniversary of the rebellion it is time for a new account of what really happened over those fateful few days. What did the rebels actually hope to achieve? What did the British think they were doing? And how were the events really interpreted by ordinary people across Ireland? Vivid, authoritative and gripping, Easter 1916 is a major work.

The Irish Rebellion

In Dublin with your friend Remy, the reader--Indiana Jones--witnesses the struggle for Irish independence and meets such historical figures as James Joyce, Sean O'Casey, and William Butler Yeats. Original.

Author: Richard Brightfield

Publisher: Skylark

ISBN: 0553563491

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 120

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In Dublin with your friend Remy, the reader--Indiana Jones--witnesses the struggle for Irish independence and meets such historical figures as James Joyce, Sean O'Casey, and William Butler Yeats. Original.

Rebels

The overthrow of seven centuries of British rule in Ireland began on Easter Monday, 1916. In Rebels, Peter de Rosa, author of the bestselling Vicars of Christ, tells the story of the 1916 Rising in all its terror and beauty.

Author: Peter De Rosa

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307422941

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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"A WORK OF GREAT DRAMATIC POWER climaxing in the final hundred pages where he writes a full, searing narrative of the patriot leaders' last days . . . It's powerful stuff." --The Sunday Press (Ireland) On Easter Monday of 1916, a thousand Irish men and women, armed with pikes and rifles, took over the center of Dublin and proclaimed a republic. It was a rash, doomed, symbolic uprising, and the rebel leaders knew it. Crack British troops killed and wounded hundreds of the rebels in the week of fighting, and British artillery shells left Dublin's city center in ruins. But the Rising of 1916 was not in vain. The short-lived insurrection and the subsequent executions of sixteen rebel leaders galvanized the Irish people. The overthrow of seven centuries of British rule in Ireland began on Easter Monday, 1916. In Rebels, Peter de Rosa, author of the bestselling Vicars of Christ, tells the story of the 1916 Rising in all its terror and beauty. With the dramatic flair of a novelist and the scrupulous accuracy of a professional historian, de Rosa brings to life the people, passions, politics, and repercussions of this historic event.

Staging the Easter Rising

This is a brave book, one that wades into the undergrowth of some of the bigger and more perilous jungles of Irish cultural debate: Yeats, Casement, the women of 1916, the Abbey and elitism, de Valera, revisionism.

Author: James Moran

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114547800

Category: Drama

Page: 169

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* An exciting new interpretation of 1916 as theatre and its later representation on the stage, with a particular focus on gender. Both stylistically and conceptually, the author works in broad vivid strokes, ultimately producing a book that re-imagines familiar territory in an original and often unexpected way. This is a brave book, one that wades into the undergrowth of some of the bigger and more perilous jungles of Irish cultural debate: Yeats, Casement, the women of 1916, the Abbey and elitism, de Valera, revisionism. -- Christopher Morash This is the most original exploration of representations of the 1916 Rising since William Irwin Thompson's 1967 classic, The Imagination of an Insurrection. It offers new insights into the studied theatricality of the rising, in the context of plays by Pearse and MacDonagh and a rediscovered play of Connolly's Under Which Flag? The book argues that the Rising set out to proclaim sexual equality as well as political independence, but that, while the myth of 1916 became central to Irish political and cultural life, the rebels' radical ideas about gender were ignored. New readings and contexts are provided for O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars and for Yeats's The Dreaming of the Bones. The role of de Valera in the shaping of official commemoration is assessed, while the intervention of Shaw throws new light on the Casement controversy. Surveying representations of the Rising in more recent Irish theatre, especially since the 1966 commemoration, the author shows how gender issues have resurfaced.

The Irish Rebellion of 1916

There were, however. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: John F. Boyle

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0484498711

Category: History

Page: 308

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Excerpt from The Irish Rebellion of 1916: A Brief History of the Revolt and Its Suppression The Irish words Sinn F ein mean, literally, Ourselves alone. Irishmen should depend on themselves, and not on outsiders - this was the essence of the teaching in the Sinn Fein movement. They should think in Irish, speak in Irish, write in Irish, dress in Irish, develop Irish resources, support Irish industries, and generally progress on purely Irish lines. This, too, was, in a great measure, the pro gramme of the Gaelic League, which was founded some years in advance of the Sinn Fein movement. There were, however. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Women of 1916

The Women of 1916 tells for the first time the story of the Irish rebellion from the point of view of the women involved.

Author: Ruth Taillon

Publisher: Beyond Pale Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017614756

Category: Ireland

Page: 130

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"The Easter Rebellion of 1916 was a watershed in Irish history, setting in motion a chain of events which culminated in the foundation of the Irish state ... The Women of 1916 tells for the first time the story of the Irish rebellion from the point of view of the women involved. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary accounts, it shows how the women rebels took part in virtually every aspect of the work before and during the insurrection, and shared the sorrows and deprivations which followed ..."--Back cover.

The Republic

Charles Townshend's Easter 1916 opened up the astonishing events around the Rising for a new generation and in The Republic he deals, with the same unflinchingly wish to get to the truth behind the legend, with the most critical years in ...

Author: Charles Townshend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241003497

Category: History

Page: 560

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A gripping narrative of the most critical years in modern Ireland's history, from Charles Townshend The protracted, terrible fight for independence pitted the Irish against the British and the Irish against other Irish. It was both a physical battle of shocking violence against a regime increasingly seen as alien and unacceptable and an intellectual battle for a new sort of country. The damage done, the betrayals and grim compromises put the new nation into a state of trauma for at least a generation, but at a nearly unacceptable cost the struggle ended: a new republic was born. Charles Townshend's Easter 1916 opened up the astonishing events around the Rising for a new generation and in The Republic he deals, with the same unflinchingly wish to get to the truth behind the legend, with the most critical years in Ireland's history. There has been a great temptation to view these years through the prisms of martyrology and good-and-evil. The picture painted by Townshend is far more nuanced and sceptical - but also never loses sight of the ordinary forms of heroism performed by Irish men and women trapped in extraordinary times. Reviews: 'Electric ... [a] magisterial and essential book' Irish Times About the author: Charles Townshend is the author of the highly praised Easter 1916:The Irish Rebellion. His other books include The British Campaigns in Ireland, 1919-21 and When God Made Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Making of Iraq, 1914-21.

A History of the Irish Rebellion of 1916 Classic Reprint

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Author: Warre B. Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: 1330830806

Category: History

Page: 286

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Excerpt from A History of the Irish Rebellion of 1916 The purpose of the Authors is, first, to present an account of the Rebellion in its relation to the European War, which shall be accurate and comprehensive, and may serve, it is hoped, as a standard record of this episode in Irish and European History, and, secondly, to exhibit, not to criticise, conflicting ideals in present-day Ireland. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Irish Rebellion of 1916 a Brief History of the Revolt and Its Suppression

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Author: John F. Boyle

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 0530105497

Category: History

Page: 298

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