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The Roots of Ireland's Troubles

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The Roots of Ireland's Troubles

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Over the course of three decades in the late twentieth century, Northern Ireland was embroiled in the Troubles, a conflict characterized by the violent and bitter struggle between nationalists and unionists.

Many books in recent years have attempted to make sense of the Troubles. Primarily political and nationalistic, it also had a sectarian dimension. Undeniably it was fueled by historical events, and yet most only look so far back as the 1916 uprising. In Ireland's Troubles, Robert Stedall argues that we need to take a longer historical view to truly understand the complex factors at play in Ireland's history that ultimately led to the Troubles. Comprehensive in its approach, it ranges from Plantagenet intervention among the warring Gaelic chieftains, to Cromwell's restoration of British rule following the English Civil War and William Pitt's resignation over the Irish Catholic's Emancipation question.

Inextricably linked with the history of Britain, Stedall guides the reader through Ireland's turbulent but rich history. To understand the causes behind the twentieth-century conflict, which continues to resonate today, we must look to the long arc of history in order to truly understand the historical roots of a nation's conflict.

ISBN: 9781526742186

ISBN-10: 9781526742186

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

Publication Date: 04/11/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/19/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

Categories

Europe - Great Britain - General

Europe - Ireland

Political Ideologies - General

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