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