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Political Violence in Ireland: Government and Resistance since 1848

Charles Townshend


This book studies a vital element of modern British history: the situation in Northern Ireland. Its aim is to provide historical illumination. More than many histories, the history provided in this book is incomplete; not just because of the incompleteness of the source material, but because of the particular framework within which it is conceived. ‘Total history’ only happens once, and not subsequently. This account is restricted to violent relationships, to the reciprocal effect of government in Ireland and resistance to it. The two concepts exist, to a great extent, in symbiosis. Resistance ... More

Keywords: Northern Ireland, government, resistance, cultural forces, political forces, violent relationships

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Print publication date: 1984 Print ISBN-13: 9780198200840
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200840.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Townshend, author
University of Keele
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