HIST 4823 Ireland at War in the Twentieth Century (Spring: 3 )
Twentieth century Ireland seemed a country imbued with violence. This was not simply because of the Easter Rising of 1916 and the War of Independence, 1919-21. The warlike propensities of the Irish had already been demonstrated by Irish involvement in the Boer War 1899-1902. These events set the parameters of what happened in Ireland in the rest of the century and included such things as the Civil War 1922-23, the activity of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in the 1930s, 40, and 50s. Ireland’s participation in both world wars and the violence of The Troubles 1969-98 will also be examined.
Instructor(s): Oliver Rafferty, S.J.
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