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Remembering the Revolution: Dissent, Culture, and Nationalism in the Irish Free State

Frances Flanagan


This book chronicles the ways the Irish revolution was remembered in the first two decades of Irish independence. While tales of heroism and martyrdom dominated popular accounts of the revolution, a handful of nationalists reflected on the period in more ambivalent terms. For them, the freedoms won in revolution came with great costs: the grievous loss of civilian lives, the brutalization of Irish society, and the loss of hope for a united and prosperous independent nation. To many nationalists, their views on the revolution were traitorous. For others, they were the courageous expression of s ... More

Keywords: Ireland, historical memory, intellectual history, dissent, nationalism, Revisionism, Irish revolution, historiography, Disillusionment, 1916 Easter Rising

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198739159
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739159.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frances Flanagan, author
Research Assistant, University of Sydney