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dc.contributor.authorWHELEHAN, Niall
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T09:31:28Z
dc.date.available2012-09-05T09:31:28Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012en
dc.identifier.isbn9781107023321
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/23415
dc.description(Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 2009.)en
dc.description.abstractIn the 1880s a New York-based faction of militant Irish nationalists conducted the first urban bombing campaign in history, targeting symbolic public buildings in Britain with homemade bombs. This book investigates the people and ideas behind this spectacular new departure in revolutionary violence. Employing a transnational approach, the book reveals connections and parallels between the 'dynamiters' and other revolutionary groups active at the time and demonstrates how they interacted with currents in revolution, war and politics across Europe, the United States and the British Empire. Reconstructing the life stories of individual dynamiters and their conceptual and ethical views on violence, it offers an innovative picture of the dynamics of revolutionary organizations as well as the political, social and cultural factors which move people to support or condemn acts of political violence.en
dc.description.tableofcontents-- Introduction -- 1. End of insurrection? Ireland and the post-1848 revolutionary world -- 2. The Skirmishing Fund -- 3. Science and skirmishing -- 4. The dynamiters and their supporters -- 5. Bridget and the bomb: violence, Irishness and gender -- 6. Skirmishing, the land question, revolutionary labour -- 7. Skirmishing stops -- Bibliographyen
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dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.titleThe Dynamiters: Irish nationalism and political violence in the wider world, 1867–1900en
dc.typeBooken


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