'Proclaiming a Republic' is the beautifully illustrated book evolved from the National Museum of Ireland s landmark exhibition, 'Proclaiming a Republic: the 1916 Rising', which will run until 2017. Many of the exhibited objects have never been on public display before; their detail, such as that of James Connolly's blood-streaked shirt, bring the world of Easter Week into real-time with startling clarity.
Now this monumental experience can be enjoyed by readers in this meticulous and vivid companion. Darragh Gannon's expertly select contextualisation of the National Museum's collection provides an unprecedented opportunity to view these astounding artefacts from 1916 up close and appraise the experience of the Rising and the other momentous events of that year in a completely new light.
In keeping with more nuanced historiographical appraisals, this book challenges the traditional 'villains' to 'heroes' narrative and the extreme emphasis on the radicalising effect of the executions. It profiles the layers of public opinion during Easter Week; charts the broader response of nationalist Ireland to martial law; and weighs the continued influence of the Irish Parliamentary Party within contemporary contexts.
Proclaiming a Republic - Ireland 1916 and the National Collection
- Product Code: Irish Academic Press
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