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The I.R.A. and its Enemies: Violence and Community in Cork, 1916-1923

Peter Hart

Abstract

What is it like to be in the Irish Republican Army (I.R.A.), or at their mercy? This book explores the lives and deaths of the enemies and victims of the County Cork I.R.A. — the most powerful and deadliest branch of the I.R.A. — between 1916 and 1923, during one of the most turbulent periods in 20th-century Ireland. These years saw the breakdown of the British legal system and police authority, the rise of republican violence, and the escalation of the conflict into a full-scale guerrilla war, leading to a wave of riots, ambushes, lootings, and reprisal killings, with civilians forming the ma ... More

Keywords: I.R.A, County Cork I.R.A, police authority, republican violence, guerrilla war, riots, killings, civil war, Ireland, terrorists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208068
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208068.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Hart, author
Memorial University of Newfoundland

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