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The Resource The laurel and the ivy : the story of Charles Stewart Parnell and Irish nationalism, Robert Kee

The laurel and the ivy : the story of Charles Stewart Parnell and Irish nationalism, Robert Kee

Label
The laurel and the ivy : the story of Charles Stewart Parnell and Irish nationalism
Title
The laurel and the ivy
Title remainder
the story of Charles Stewart Parnell and Irish nationalism
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
News of the sudden death a hundred years ago of the 45-year-old Irish nationalist politician Charles Stewart Parnell shocked and amazed the public in Europe and the United States. Today he is little more than a name, associated with a sexual scandal which has been used as material for films and plays but largely ignored for its true importance: that it altered the course of British and Irish history. In ten years this half-American, half-Irish County Wicklow landlord with an English accent gave Irish nationalism its most effective political shape for centuries. In the 1880s his presence dominated British domestic politics. No prime minister could rule without taking into account how he might exercise his power next. Had he lived, the future of British-Irish relations could only have been different. Robert Kee, in his first major book on Ireland since The Green Flag and his television series for the BBC, Ireland: A Television History, here traces Parnell's early years in politics and his emergence in the context of the faltering state of Irish nationalism at that time. He stresses how ideally suited Parnell's personality was to bring it to life again. Ironically, it was the most personal feature of all in his life that brought the nationalist cause, for which he had done so much, to sudden halt. But its eventual partial triumph many years later was to be based on political foundations that Parnell had helped to establish. -- Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
WAU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kee, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalists
  • Politicians
  • Nationalism
  • Parnell, Charles Stewart
  • Ireland
Label
The laurel and the ivy : the story of Charles Stewart Parnell and Irish nationalism, Robert Kee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [615]-642) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I: 1891, 1846-1880 --Pt. II: 1881-1882 -- Pt. III: 1882-1891
Control code
29764018
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
659 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241128589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1584716
Label
The laurel and the ivy : the story of Charles Stewart Parnell and Irish nationalism, Robert Kee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [615]-642) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I: 1891, 1846-1880 --Pt. II: 1881-1882 -- Pt. III: 1882-1891
Control code
29764018
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
659 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241128589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1584716

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