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Atlas of the Irish Revolution
Atlas of the Irish Revolution

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Authors: John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy John Borgonovo
Affiliation: University College Cork
Publication Year: Hardback September 2017
Pages: 984
Size: 299 x 237mm

ISBN: 9781782051176

The Atlas of the Irish Revolution draws together existing and ongoing new research into the revolutionary period in a broad ranging and inclusive manner. It includes contributions from leading scholars across a range of disciplines, incorporating the 'big issues' - such as gender, class, community, religion and ethnicity, the nature of violence, periodization and the geography of revolution - while also maintaining a close focus on events as they impacted at a local level. The analysis of conditions in the provinces, counties and parishes tells the stories of particular individuals and families caught up in the events of these years. The spatial/cartographic emphasis required the production of a range of new data that is represented locally, regionally, nationally (across the thirty-two counties) and internationally; this adds an important new dimension to our understanding of the period and to the historical geography of the revolutionary years. The Atlas also includes sections on the evolution of revolution, and on its aftermath, legacy and the collective memory and cultural representation of this fascinating, transformative period of Irish history.

A chronologically and thematically organised treatment of the period will form the core of the atlas, but the political, military, social, cultural and economic roots of the revolution, as well as its short-, medium- and long-term impacts on Irish life will also be analysed and mapped. The visualisation of the period will be enhanced by the extensive use of archival documents, photographs and paintings. These images will help bring the period to life for a broad audience - academic, school students and the general public. As well as reflecting existing scholarship, the new material will also serve as a resource and impetus for further research and scholarship.

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Atlas of the Irish Revolution January 20, 2017
Reviewer: Professor Senia Pašeta from UK  
This volume makes an important and innovative contribution to our understanding of the Irish Revolution. Unusually broad and genuinely interdisciplinary, it combines a number of approaches to produce fascinating insights into this formative period of Irish history. Analysis of the comprehensive political and social changes which shaped modern Ireland is balanced with close studies of the often unspectacular, local and everyday aspects of ordinary Irish life. The result is a rich and evocative telling of many of the stories which contributed to the evolution of modern Ireland.
Senia Pašeta, Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford

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Atlas of the Irish Revolution January 20, 2017
Reviewer: Professor Thomas Bartlett from UK  
Written by the leading historians, geographers and literary scholars of the Irish revolutionary period, this work, with its authoritative texts, superb photographs, informative maps and its reproduction of key documents, promises to be the outstanding publication of the ‘decade of commemorations -
Thomas Bartlett is the former Chair in Irish History at the University of Aberdeen

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Atlas of the Irish Revolution January 20, 2017
Reviewer: Dr John Bowman, Historian & Broadcaster from Ireland  
Perhaps the most ambitious of the highly original Atlas series from Cork University Press. The latest scholarship – and from many diverse viewpoints – places the Irish revolution in its international context. Accessible, readable and brilliantly produced with telling use of photographs and maps, few readers will finish this book without fresh understandings of the forces which shaped modern Ireland – outstanding.

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Atlas of the Irish Revolution January 19, 2017
Reviewer: Professor Patrick J Duffy NUI Maynooth from Ireland  
This is a sumptuously comprehensive visual and written exploration of the contexts, progress and legacies of the Irish revolution.  On top of a wide-ranging array of essays focussing on resistance to the union with Great Britain reaching back into the nineteenth century, there are analyses of the networks of political, social and cultural organisations throughout Ireland, Britain and the United States in the early twentieth century; case studies of national and local political and military developments in the years leading up to and following the Rising; and reflections on the new Ireland after the wars – its politics and approaches to commemoration.  The Atlas itself is a fitting monument commemorating this time - lavishly illustrated with original maps, graphics and historic photographs, as well as reproductions of rarely-seen documents from the time.
The Atlas of the Irish Revolution ranks as an important landmark survey of the momentous developments in Ireland during the opening decades of the twentieth century that will have wide appeal to a specialist and popular readership.

Emeritus Professor attached to the Geography Department in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth

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Atlas of the Irish Revolution January 6, 2016
Reviewer: Arminta Wallace, The Irish Times from Ireland  
The 1916 centenary celebrations will be a big talking point throughout next year's cultural calendar. One of the biggest books in the field of history will likely be Cork University Press's mammoth Atlas of the Irish Revolution (May), edited by John Crowley, Donal O Drisceoil and Mike Murphy, which aims to do for the revolutionary period what the award-winning Atlas of the Great Irish Famine did for the second half of the 19th century. It will combine cutting-edge "big issue" research with stories of people, provinces and parishes

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