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Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War

Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War

Clark, Gemma, author

Provides an innovative study of the violence experienced by non-combatants during the Irish Civil War of 1922-3. Provides an innovative study of the violence experienced by non-combatants during the Irish Civil War of 1922-3. The author surveys the function and frequency of violent acts ranging from arson, intimidation and animal maiming, to assault, murder and sexual abuse that transpired amongst civilians and revolutionaries throughout the period of conflict. 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

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Published Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: by Gemma Clark, The Queen's College, Oxford
ISBN: 1139914537, 9781139914536
Physical Description: 300 p. : 9 b/w illus. 2 maps 3 tables
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781107036895
Local note: Professional and scholarly