'Easter Rising', 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War

Fearghal McGarry (Photographer)

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Abstract

Although a military failure, the 1916 rebellion transformed Ireland by destroying the possibility of a political settlement between Irish nationalists and the British state and by popularising a republican movement prepared to use violence to achieve independence. This essay surveys the political background to the Easter Rising, its planning, the motivations and ideology of the rebels and the battle for Dublin. It concludes by assessing the Rising’s political impact and briefly summarising historiographical interpretations and commemorative trends. It argues that the origins, conduct, impact and aftermath of the insurrection are best understood within the wider context of the First World War.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherFreie Universität Berlin
Edition2014-10-08
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 08 Oct 2014

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Easter
World War I
Nationalists
Dublin
Planning
Republican
Ireland
Ideology
Military
Rebel
Rebellion
Insurrection

Bibliographical note

Citation: McGarry, Fearghal: Easter Rising (Great Britain and Ireland), in: 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 2014-10-08. DOI: 10.15463/ie1418.10076 Last modified: 2014-10-05.

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