This study looks into the historical representation of the Easter Rising of 1916. The goal for the analysis is to be able to sketch out the outlines of the scholarly field and characterize the representation of the Easter rising with special focus on the historians’ view regarding three particular aspects of the Easter Rising.These are: the intention of the rising, the transformation of public opinion following the rising and last but not least, the rising’s consequences for Irish struggle for independence .The historiographical debate surrounding the Easter Rising is also part of the focal point of this study. The major findings are that there are mixed representations of the intention of the Rising. Most academics seem to believe that a blood sacrifice was the main intention. There is less direct disagreement regarding the second point in question, where the differences are mostly limited to which aspects of the British response, which had the most influence on the transformation of public opinion following the rising. Regarding the Easter Rising’s influence on the Irish struggle for independence there seems to be relative agreement in the covered books, but there is no doubt that there has been very potent disagreement in the past. The reawakening of the militant tradition is portrayed as the most crucial consequence of the Easter Rising. This led to both the war of independence and the consequent civil war. The militant republican tradition has been put to blame for the Troubles in Northern Ireland by the revisionist movement, but the newer, more post-revisionist tendency in the academic field seems to portray the Troubles as a more complicated matter. One that should not be closely linked to the events of the Easter Rising.
|Uddannelser||Historie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 jun. 2012|