or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 3.25 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Ireland and the Great War [Paperback]

Keith Jeffery
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
Price: 19.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Friday, 25 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover 35.80  
Paperback 19.99  
Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Store
Did you know you can use your mobile to trade in your unwanted books for an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card to spend on the things you want? Visit the Books Trade-In Store for more details or check out the Trade-In Amazon Mobile App Guidelines on how to trade in using a smartphone. Learn more.

Book Description

16 Jun 2011
This 2000 book explores the impact, both immediate and in its longer historical perspective, of the First World War upon Ireland across the broadest range of experience - nationalist, unionist, Catholic, Protestant - and in civilian social, economic and cultural terms, as well as purely military. Underscoring the work is a belief that the Great War is the single most central experience in twentieth-century Ireland and that the events of the war years, whether at home in Dublin during the Easter Rising or at the European battlefront, constitute a 'seamless robe' of Irish experience. The book also explores cultural responses to the war and its commemoration since 1918, up to the dedication of the Irish 'Peace Tower' in Belgium in November 1998. It argues that identifying and exploring the Irish Great War experience can contribute to the contemporary Irish peace process.

Frequently Bought Together

Ireland and the Great War + Ireland and the Great War: A War to Unite Us All'? + Dividing Ireland: World War One and Partition
Price For All Three: 61.97

Some of these items are dispatched sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reissue edition (16 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521292638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521292634
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 484,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

Review of the hardback: '… a wise and beautifully researched study into the most sombre period in Ireland's history of the last century. It is an essential guide which steers a careful political and military path'. Kevin Myers, Irish Times

Review of the hardback: 'Modern Irish history has been graced by wonderful books which are adaptations of lecture series … This elegant work belongs in that tradition.' Adrian Gregory, The English Historical Review

Review of the hardback: ' … a scholarly contribution … a must read for lovers of Irish history'. Irish Times

Review of the hardback: 'Keith Jeffery's pioneering and splendid attempt to resurrect the war as a social and historical phenomenon in Ireland.' British Army Review

Review of the hardback: 'These elegant essays bring a sense of gentle closure to an era both tragic and heroic. Ireland and the Great War will occupy a prominent place on the shelf of Irish historical literature.' Stand To

Review of the hardback: 'Keith Jeffery's work is attractively produced and reasonably priced, and is sure to remain the standard work on Ireland and the Great War for many years to come.' War in History

Review of the hardback: '… important new book … It is the first book on Ireland and the Great War which can meaningfully serve as an undergraduate textbook or a guide to Ireland's experience of the war for the interested general reader … sure to remain the standard work on Ireland and the Great War for many years to come.' War in History

Book Description

This 2000 book gives a unified picture of Ireland's experience of the Great War. It identifies the similarities of political experience, and deals with civilian, social, economic and cultural aspects, as well as the purely military. It also relates the experience of the war to contemporary politics.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more


Customer Reviews

5 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
The great Irish historian Roy Foster has argued that the First World War is one of the most decisive events in the history of modern Ireland, one with a profound impact on Ireland's politics, economy, and society. Yet in spite of this the war remains an under-examined event, lacking the attention given to the Famine, the Home Rule campaign, and the Anglo-Irish War.

Given this deficiency, Keith Jeffery's book is a welcome addition to the historical literature. Developed from a series of presentations given in the Lees Knowles Lecture series at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1998, this book provides an examination of a number of aspects of Ireland and the war. In four chapters, Jeffery examines why Irishmen signed up for the conflict, the experience of the war, the impact of the war on Irish culture, and how Ireland has remembered the war. In doing so, he tackles a number of knotty questions and demolishes a few myths, addressing the complicated motivations behind enlistment, the dream of Irish Nationalist politicians to organize distinctively Irish military units, and the political complications within Ireland of honoring a war fought for the British - one that many Irish revolutionaries so resolutely opposed.

Supplemented with a useful bibliographic essay, Jeffery's book is a valuable overview of a frequently neglected aspect of Irish history. Though hardly a comprehensive survey of the subject, it addresses many of the aspects of the war and its role in Irish history. Until the war receives the specialized attention it deserves, this will remain the best starting point for understanding how the war affected Ireland and how the Irish people have grappled with its memory.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
4.0 out of 5 stars Ireland and its relationship with the First World War 16 May 2008
By Mark Klobas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The great Irish historian Roy Foster has argued that the First World War is one of the most decisive events in the history of modern Ireland, one with a profound impact on Ireland's politics, economy, and society. Yet in spite of this the war remains an under-examined event, lacking the attention given to the Famine, the Home Rule campaign, and the Anglo-Irish War.

Given this deficiency, Keith Jeffery's book is a welcome addition to the historical literature. Developed from a series of presentations given in the Lees Knowles Lecture series at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1998, this book provides an examination of a number of aspects of Ireland and the war. In four chapters, Jeffery examines why Irishmen signed up for the conflict, the experience of the war, the impact of the war on Irish culture, and how Ireland has remembered the war. In doing so, he tackles a number of knotty questions and demolishes a few myths, addressing the complicated motivations behind enlistment, the dream of Irish Nationalist politicians to organize distinctively Irish military units, and the political complications within Ireland of honoring a war fought for the British - one that many Irish revolutionaries so resolutely opposed.

Supplemented with a useful bibliographic essay, Jeffery's book is a valuable overview of a frequently neglected aspect of Irish history. Though hardly a comprehensive survey of the subject, it addresses many of the aspects of the war and its role in Irish history. Until the war receives the specialized attention it deserves, this will remain the best starting point for understanding how the war affected Ireland and how the Irish people have grappled with its memory.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xb301f39c)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback