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The shadow of a year : the 1641 rebellion in Irish history and memory, John Gibney

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The shadow of a year : the 1641 rebellion in Irish history and memory
Title
The shadow of a year
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the 1641 rebellion in Irish history and memory
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John Gibney
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Language
eng
Summary
"In October 1641 a rebellion broke out in Ireland. Dispossessed Irish Catholics rose up against British Protestant settlers whom they held responsible for their plight. This uprising, the first significant sectarian rebellion in Irish history, gave rise to a decade of war that would culminate in the brutal re-conquest of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell. It also set in motion one of the most enduring and acrimonious debates in Irish history. Was the 1641 rebellion a justified response to dispossession and repression? Or was it an unprovoked attempt at sectarian genocide? John Gibney comprehensively examines three centuries of this debate. The struggle to establish and interpret the facts of the past was also a struggle over the present: if Protestants had been slaughtered by vicious Catholics, this provided an ideal justification for maintaining Protestant privilege. If, on the other hand, Protestant propaganda had inflated a few deaths into a vast and brutal "massacre," this justification was groundless. Gibney shows how politicians, historians, and polemicists have represented (and misrepresented) 1641 over the centuries, making a sectarian understanding of Irish history the dominant paradigm in the consciousness of the Irish Protestant and Catholic communities alike."--Publisher's website
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WU/DLC
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1976-
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Gibney, John
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History of Ireland and the Irish diaspora
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  • Ireland
  • Ireland
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The shadow of a year : the 1641 rebellion in Irish history and memory, John Gibney
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-214) and index
Contents
"The sad story of our miseries:" protestant interpretations of the rebellion, c. 1641-c.1840 -- "The naked truth of this tragical history": Catholic interpretations of the rising, c. 1641-c. 1865 -- "Historical facts" and stupendous falsehoods": an Irish insurrection at the limits of scholarship, c. 1865-c. 1965
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 229 p.
Isbn
9780299289546
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012010169
Other control number
40021904159
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn780288961
  • (OCoLC)780288961
  • (OCoLC)780288961
Label
The shadow of a year : the 1641 rebellion in Irish history and memory, John Gibney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-214) and index
Contents
"The sad story of our miseries:" protestant interpretations of the rebellion, c. 1641-c.1840 -- "The naked truth of this tragical history": Catholic interpretations of the rising, c. 1641-c. 1865 -- "Historical facts" and stupendous falsehoods": an Irish insurrection at the limits of scholarship, c. 1865-c. 1965
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 229 p.
Isbn
9780299289546
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012010169
Other control number
40021904159
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn780288961
  • (OCoLC)780288961
  • (OCoLC)780288961

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