Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction - pr_274399

Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

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From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict - Catholic against Protestant, Republican against Unionist. Marc Mulholland explores the pivotal moments in Northern Irish history - the rise of republicanism in the 1800s, Home Rule and the civil rights movement, the growth of Sinn Fein and the provisional IRA, and of the opposition, the DUP, led by Dr. Ian Paisley. His detailed examination of the violent upheaval of the last century, epitomized by the killing of 13 civilian demonstrators on Bloody Sunday, culminates in the controversy surrounding the current ongoing peace process. Over 300 years on, the question still remains: can two identities and national allegiances be accommodated in the same state without oppression, rebellion, or violence?.

Product code: 9780192801562

ISBN 9780192801562
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H173xW112xS11
Series Very Short Introductions
No. Of Pages 184
Publisher Oxford University Press
This exploration of the central issues and debates about Northern Ireland sets these in the historical context of hundreds of years of conflict. It tackles many questions, such as: What accounts for the perpetuation of conflict in Ireland? Why has armed violence proven so hard to control? Who are the major figures and issues in the conflict?