Commemorating the Irish Civil War: History and Memory, 1923-2000

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 27, 2006 - History - 256 pages
This book is about the commemoration of the Irish Civil War. Working from the perspective of the winners of a war no-one wished to fight, it examines how the memory of the victor's dead is treated in both public and private spheres. This is achieved through examination of the methods and rituals of commemoration. The book's main importance, and its main difference from other books, lies in its close examination of the legacy of civil war bitterness in Ireland, a legacy which has, until now, been largely assumed and misunderstood.
 

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Contents

History will record the greatness of Collins? Michael Collins
57
the awkward memory
100
Who is the fool Pat? Soldiers and the selective memory
121
ceremony
147
Bibliography
203
Index
230
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Anne Dolan is Research Fellow in Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College Dublin.

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