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Defying the IRA?

Brian Hughes


This book examines the grass-roots relationship between the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the civilian population during the Irish Revolution. It is primarily concerned with the attempts of the militant revolutionaries to discourage, stifle, and punish dissent among the local populations in which they operated, and the actions or inactions by which dissent was expressed or implied. Focusing on the period of guerilla war against British rule from c. 1917 to 1922, it uncovers the acts of ‘everyday’ violence, threat, and harm that characterized much of the revolutionary activity of this period ... More

Keywords: Irish Revolution, Irish Republican Army, civilians during war, Irish loyalism, allegiance, non-lethal violence, punishment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781781382974
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781382974.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Hughes, author
University of Exeter