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Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Marc Mulholland

March 2020

ISBN: 9780198825005

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99

From the Plantation of Ulster to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict. This book explores the pivotal moments in Northern Irish history - the rise of republicanism in the 1800s, Home Rule, the growth of Sinn Fein, and the DUP, before bringing the story up to date.

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From the Plantation of Ulster to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict. This book explores the pivotal moments in Northern Irish history - the rise of republicanism in the 1800s, Home Rule, the growth of Sinn Fein, and the DUP, before bringing the story up to date.

  • A completely updated edition of this Very Short Introduction, taking into account the new prominence of Northern Ireland in international political discussion
  • Considers the question of Irish unity in the light of Brexit and the approaching anniversary of the 1921 partition
  • Considers new updates in scholarship on gender relations in Northern Ireland
  • Draws on newly available memoirs by paramilitary militants to offer previously unexplored perspectives and insights
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Marc Mulholland, Professor of Modern History, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford

Marc Mulholland is Professor of Modern History at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, where his research interests concern Ireland since the Famine, and the History of Political Thought since the French Revolution. He is the author of several books, including Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism (OUP, 2012), and, most recently, The Murderer of Warren Street (Hutchinson, 2018).

Table of Contents

    List of Illustrations
    Preface
    Glossary
    Chapter 1: The origins of the Troubles
    Chapter 2: The government
    Chapter 3: Paramilitarism
    Chapter 4: The political parties
    Chapter 5: The twenty-first century
    References
    Further Reading
    Index