'The Bloody Crown'

Evans, Bryce (2021) 'The Bloody Crown'. Dublin Review of Books.

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Irish historical revisionism arguably reached its provocative highs and its lopsided lows during the Northern Ireland Troubles, when it waged an at times necessary assault on lazy anglophobia and republican solipsism. Yet the broad revisionist project was at its haughty worst when it occasionally abandoned its professed objectivity in favour of a sneering attitude towards anything that whiffed too much of the “popular”: anything too republican, provincial, left-wing or feminist. And it was at its most snarlingly nasty when attacking anyone who approached the source work of Peter Hart (1963-2010) in anything but reverential terms. This book represents a gentle but firm rebuttal of this trend, distinguishing it from some of the more shrill of Hart’s detractors and retaining the source-based integrity which distinguishes the best type of academic history.

Item Type: Article
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
Depositing User: Bryce Evans
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2021 08:38
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 08:38
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3358

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