Free Shipping Worldwide - for purchases over 60 Euros!
:   Advanced Search

Macardle, The Irish Republic: A Documented Chronicle of the Anglo-Irish Conflict

Macardle, Dorothy. [Preface by Eamon de Valera]. The Irish Republic: A Documented Chronicle of the Anglo-Irish Conflict and the Partitioning of Ireland, with a Detailed Account of the Period 1916-1923. Dublin, Irish Press, 1951. 14.5 cm x 22 cm. 1045 pages. Original Hardcover. Lettering on spine is faded. Cover is frayed and worn. Previous owner's name erased with tippex. Otherwise very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Dorothy Macardle (2 February 1889 in Dundalk – 23 December 1958 in Drogheda) was an Irish writer, novelist, playwright, and non-academic historian. Her book, The Irish Republic, is one of the more frequently cited narrative accounts of the Irish War of Independence and its aftermath, particularly for its exposition of the anti-treaty viewpoint. Macardle was a member of the Gaelic League and later joined Cumann na mBan in 1917. In 1918 (during the War of Independence), Macardle was arrested by the RIC while teaching at Alexandra; she was eventually dismissed in 1923, towards the latter end of the Irish Civil War, because of her anti-Treatyite sympathies and activities. When the republican movement split in 1921–22 over the Anglo-Irish Treaty, MacArdle sided with Éamon de Valera and the anti-Treaty Irregulars. She was imprisoned by the fledgling Free State government in 1922, during the Civil War, and served time in both Mountjoy and Kilmainham Gaols. MacArdle recounted her Civil War experiences in Earthbound: Nine Stories of Ireland (1924). She also researched her mammoth book The Irish Republic which was first published in 1937. Her political opponents and some modern historians consider her to be a hagiographer for de Valera's political views. Murray considers that: "..de Valera’s ambitious scheme was eventually implemented by Dorothy MacArdle, his devoted follower and lifelong apologist, whose book The Irish Republic conforms closely to the overall plan outlined by de Valera in prison, and even incorporates many of its details. The outline originally proposed by de Valera was extremely detailed, incorporating a carefully planned chronology and headings from which the chapters were to be developed." (Wikipedia).

Our price: EUR 175,-- 

Macardle, The Irish Republic: A Documented Chronicle of the Anglo-Irish Conflict

Macardle, The Irish Republic: A Documented Chronicle of the Anglo-Irish Conflict

Macardle, The Irish Republic: A Documented Chronicle of the Anglo-Irish Conflict
Macardle, The Irish Republic: A Documented Chronicle of the Anglo-Irish Conflict

(click to enlarge)

HescomShop - Das Webshopsystem für Antiquariate | © 2006-2017 by HESCOM-Software. Alle Rechte vorbehalten.