Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2016

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781382547

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The Crimean War and Irish Society

First Edition

Paul Huddie

Liverpool University Press

Reappraisals in Irish History LUP

  • This book deepens the knowledge of an important topic that was neglected by Irish historians until relatively recently.
  • The emphasis is less on the military side, like some previous works, and more on the social, focussing to a greater extent upon politics, popular culture, religion, philanthropy, memorialisation and the economy.
  • It breaks new ground in dealing with politics at the time, and the study of philanthropy and soldiers' welfare is cutting-edge.
  • It goes much further than his predecessors in evaluating the Irish public's response to the Crimean War and also the social and economic impact of the war on Ireland.
  • The discussion ranges widely, and makes particularly good use of such sources as contemporary newspaper evidence and parliamentary papers to illustrate the war>'s myriad effects on Irish life.