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Ireland, the Great War and the Geography of Remembrance

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  • Date Published: December 2004
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  • isbn: 9780511056239

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  • The Irish experience of the Great War, and its commemoration, is the setting for Nuala Johnson's pioneering examination of "the landscape of the national imaginery". Her study represents a major contribution to cultural geography and to the historiography of remembrance. The book combines theoretical perspectives with original primary research revealing how memory literally occurred in post-1918 Ireland, and the various conflicts and struggles that were both cause and effect of the process.

    • A powerful investigation of memory and place in twentieth-century Ireland by an acclaimed young Irish geographer
    • Enormous contemporary resonance, as many of the issues discussed still dominate Irish affairs (both North and South) today
    • Provides an important theoretical and methodological perspective
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...this book offers valuable new insights and methodical directions for future historical and interdisciplinary studies." Journal of Interdisciplinary History

    "...concise, structured logically, and well written. ...an excellent piece of scholarship." Professional Geographer

    "... an excellent thesis." Irish Echo

    "Johnson succeeds in demonstrating the complexity of postwar memory construction in Ireland." - Andrew Iarocci, Wilfrid Laurier University

    "Johnson has truffled newspaper reports and political archives, and these sources inform her best passages" - The Journal of Modern History Edna Longley, Queen's Univeresity of Belfast

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    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511056239
    • contains: 28 b/w illus. 5 maps
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgements
    1. Geography, landscape and memory
    2. A call to arms: recruitment poster and propaganda
    3. Parading memory: peace day celebrations
    4. Sculpting memory: space, memorials and rituals of remembrance
    5. Scripting memory: literary landscapes and the war experience
    6. Remembering the Easter Rebellion 1916
    7. Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Nuala C. Johnson, Queen's University Belfast
    Nuala C. Johnson is a Lecturer in Geography at Queen's University, Belfast.

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