Imperial disintegration and the creation of the Irish border : imperialism and nationalism 1885-1925

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Title: Imperial disintegration and the creation of the Irish border : imperialism and nationalism 1885-1925
Authors: Anderson, James
O'Dowd, Liam
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Date: 2005
Abstract: This paper outlines the complex interactions of imperialism and nationalism during the 40-year period leading to the creation of the Irish border. It seeks to relocate partition in a historical and comparative context characterised by the wider struggle between the two frequently antagonistic but sometimes interwoven ideologies. In distinguishing the contrasting principles of border creation implicit in imperialism and nationalism, it challenges explanations which see the creation of the border solely in terms of divisions internal to Ireland or in terms of a simplified narrative about Irish Protestants and Catholics, unionists and nationalists or the geographical distribution of different religions and cultures in Ireland.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies
Series/Report no.: IBIS Working Papers; 49; MFPP Working Papers; 3
Copyright (published version): The authors, 2005
Keywords: ImperialismBorderProtestantsCatholicsNationalismIreland
Subject LCSH: Imperialism
Ireland--History--Partition, 1921
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: First presented at the MFPP workshop in Queen’s University Belfast on 1 October 2004.
Appears in Collections:Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers

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