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Title Remembering 1916 : the Easter Rising, the Somme and the politics of memory in Ireland / edited by Richard S. Grayson, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Fearghal McGarry, Queen's University Belfast.
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.

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Subject Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916 -- Influence.
Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916 -- Historiography.
Memorials -- Ireland.
Collective memory -- Ireland.
Memory -- Political aspects -- Ireland.
Political culture -- Ireland.
Ireland -- History -- Easter Rising, 1916 -- Influence.
Ireland -- History -- Easter Rising, 1916 -- Historiography.
Ireland -- History -- 1922-
Northern Ireland -- History.
Alt Name Grayson, Richard S., 1969-
McGarry, Fearghal,
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 274 pages)
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Summary "The year 1916 witnessed two events that would profoundly shape both politics and commemoration in Ireland over the course of the following century. Although the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme were important historical events in their own right, their significance also lay in how they came to be understood as iconic moments in the emergence of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on history, politics, anthropology and cultural studies, this volume explores how the memory of these two foundational events has been constructed, mythologised and revised over the course of the past century. The aim is not merely to understand how the Rising and the Somme came to exert a central place in how the past is viewed in Ireland, but to explore wider questions about the relationship between history, commemoration and memory"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Richard Grayson and Fearghal McGarry -- Part I. Memory and Commemoration -- 1. Making sense of memory : coming to terms with conceptualisations of historical remembrance / Guy Beiner -- 2. Ritual, identity and nation : when the historian becomes the high priest of commemoration / Dominic Bryan -- 3. "The Irish Republic was proclaimed by poster" : the politics of commemorating the Easter Rising / Roisin Higgins -- Part II. Narratives -- 4. Instant history : 1912, 1916, 1918 / David Fitzpatrick -- 5. Hard service : remembering the Abbey Theatre's rebels / Fearghal McGarry -- 6. Beyond the Ulster Division : West Belfast members of the Ulster Volunteer Force and service in the First World War / Richard Grayson -- 7. Remembering 1916 in America : the Easter Rising's many faces, 1919-63 / David Brundage -- Part III. Literary and Material Cultures -- 8. The Rising generation and the memory of '98 / Heather Roberts -- 9. Cultural representations of 1916 / Nicholas Allen -- 10. Myth, memory and material culture : remembering 1916 at the Ulster Museum / William Blair -- Part IV. Troubled Memories -- 11. Reframing 1916 after 1969 : Irish governments, a national day of reconciliation, and the politics of commemoration in the 1970s / Margaret O'Callaghan -- 12. New roads to the Rising : the Irish politics of commemoration since 1994 / Kevin Bean -- 13. Ghosts of the Somme : the state of Ulster loyalism, memory work and the "other" 1916 / Jonathan Evershed.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781316550403
OCLC # 946160913
Additional Format Electronic reproduction of (manifestation)

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