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Commemorating the Irish Civil War : history and memory, 1923-2000

Author: Anne Dolan
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. [ed.]View all editions and formats
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In this book, Anne Dolan explores the tensions between memory and forgetting in twentieth-century Ireland, by examining the methods and rituals of commemoration. The book's main difference from other  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Dolan
ISBN: 0521026989 9780521026987
OCLC Number: 123418228
Description: xii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction: civil war and the politics of memory, 1923-2000; 1. The elephant on Leinster Lawn: a cenotaph to civil war; 2. 'History will record the greatness of Collins': Michael Collins and the politics of memory; 3. The forgotten president: the awkward memory of Arthur Griffith; 4. 'Who is the fool Pat?': soldiers and the selective memory of civil war; 5. 'Shows and stunts are all that is the thing now': ceremony and the collective memory of conflict; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Responsibility: Anne Dolan.

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