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Author: Gemma Clark

Title: Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War

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Place: Cambridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Year: 2014

Pages: xvii + 229pp.

ISBN-13: 9781107036895 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781139568364 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: Irish History | Types: Wartime Sexual Violence / Irish Civil War



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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Author: Gemma Clark, Department of History, University of Exeter

Contents:

  List of Figures (p. ix)
  List of Maps (p. x)
  List of Tables (p. xi)
  Acknowledgements (p. xiii)
  Abbreviations (p. xvii)
  1 Introduction (p. 1)
    1. The Irish Civil War
    2. A Three-County Study
    3. Categories of Violence
  2 The Price of Loyalty: Violence, Compensation and the British in the Irish Free State (p. 18)
    1. Compensation: Policy and Procedure
    2. British ‘Loyalty’
      a) Definitions
      b) Help for Loyalists
    3. Religion
      a) National and International Trends
      b) Munster
    4. Conclusion
  3 The Campaign of Fire: Arson during the Irish Civil War (p. 54)
    1. The Importance of Arson
    2. Arson as a Military Tactic
      a) Barracks and Infrastructure
      b) Senators under Attack
    3. Targeting Big Houses
    4. Land redistribution
    5. Arson: Complex Motivations
      a) Targeting Loyalists
      b) ‘Labour Takes a Hand in the Game’
    6. Conclusion
  4 The Tight to Live in My Own Country: Intimidation, Expulsion and Local-Community Conflict (p. 98)
    1. Threat and Flight
    2. Written Warnings and Threatening Letters
    3. Cattle Driving
    4. Animal Maiming
    5. Land: A Historical Problem
    6. Boycotting
      a) History and development
      b) Urban Experiences
    7. Conclusion
  5 Harming Civilians: Killing, Wounding and Sexual Violence in Munster (p. 154)
    1. Civilians: Definition and Discussion
    2. Killing and Wounding
      a) Armed or Unarmed?
      b) Performance
      c) Motivations
    3. Sexual violence
    4. Conclusion
  6 Conclusion (p. 196)
  Glossary (p. 205)
    Terms
    Note on current value of old money
  Bibliography (p. 207)
    1. Manuscript and archival sources
    2. Printed Primary Sources
      Books and Pamphlets
      Newspapers
      Parliamentary Records
    3. Printed Secondary Sources
      Books and Articles
      Munster history journal
    4. Unpublished research
    5. Online sources
  Index (p. 219)

Description: »Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War presents an innovative study of violence perpetrated by and against non-combatants during the Irish Civil War, 1922–3. Drawing from victim accounts of wartime injury as recorded in compensation claims, Dr Gemma Clark sheds new light on hundreds of previously neglected episodes of violence and intimidation - ranging from arson, boycott and animal maiming to assault, murder and sexual violence - that transpired amongst soldiers, civilians and revolutionaries throughout the period of conflict. The author shows us how these micro-level acts, particularly in the counties of Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford, served as an attempt to persecute and purge religious and political minorities and to force redistribution of land. Clark also assesses the international significance of the war, comparing the cruel yet arguably restrained violence that occurred in Ireland with the brutality unleashed in other European conflict zones.« (Source: Cambridge University Press)

Reviews:

– Anonymous. History Ireland 22(6) (November-December 2014). – Full Text: History Ireland (Free Access)

– Borgonovo, John. The Journal of Modern History 88(3) (September 2016): 675-677. – Full Text: University of Chicago Press (Restricted Access)

– Farrell, Sean. Journal of British Studies 54(3) (July 2015): 763-764. – Full Text: Cambridge University Press (Restricted Access)

– Foster, Gavin. »Ordinary Brutalities.« Dublin Review of Books No. 93 (October 2017). – Full Text: Dublin Review of Books (Free Access)

– Jones, Heather. British Journal for Military History 4(2) (February 2018): 188-190. – Full Text: British Journal for Military History (Free Access)

– Hanley, Brian. »‘Moderates and Peacemakers’: Irish Historians and the Revolutionary Centenary.« Irish Economic and Social History 43(1) (December 2016): 113-130. – Full Text: SAGE Publications (Restricted Access)

– Ó Corráin, Daithí. Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 105(420) (Winter 2016-2017): 521-525. – Full Text: JSTOR (Restricted Access)

– Regan, John M. Irish Historical Studies 39(156) (November 2015): 713-715. – Full Text: Cambridge University Press (Restricted Access)

– Townshend, Charles. »The campaign of fire: Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War, by Gemma Clark.« The Irish Times (September 6, 2014). – Full Text: The Irish Times (Free Access)

– Whelehan, Niall. The American Historical Review 121(2) (April 2016): 653-654. – Full Text: Oxford University Press (Restricted Access)

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