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Fatal path : British government and Irish revolution 1910-1922, Ronan Fanning

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Fatal path : British government and Irish revolution 1910-1922
Title
Fatal path
Title remainder
British government and Irish revolution 1910-1922
Statement of responsibility
Ronan Fanning
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Language
eng
Summary
"This is a magisterial narrative of the most turbulent decade in Anglo-Irish history: a decade of unleashed passions that came close to destroying the parliamentary system and to causing civil war in the United Kingdom. It was also the decade of the cataclysmic Great War, of an officers' mutiny in an elite cavalry regiment of the British Army and of Irish armed rebellion. It was a time, argues Ronan Fanning, when violence and the threat of violence trumped democratic politics. This is a contentious view. Historians have wished to see the events of that decade as an aberration, as an eruption of irrational bloodletting. And they have been reluctant to write about the triumph of physical force. Fanning argues that in fact violence worked, however much this offends our contemporary moral instincts. Without resistance from the Ulster Unionists and its very real threat of violence the state of Northern Ireland would never have come into being. The Home Rule party of constitutionalist nationalists failed, and were pushed aside by the revolutionary nationalists Sinn Fein. Bleakly realistic, ruthlessly analytical of the vacillation and indecision displayed by democratic politicians at Westminster faced with such revolutionary intransigence, "Fatal Path" is history as it was, not as we would wish it to be."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
941.50821
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Fatal path : British government and Irish revolution 1910-1922, Ronan Fanning
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Includes bibliographical references (p.393-402) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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24 cm.
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Extent
xxi, 423 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780571297399
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(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) HAS250082
  • (OCoLC)826658931

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