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The coming revolution : political writings of Patrick Pearse /
Patrick Pearse.
imprint
Cork : Mercier, 2012.
description
288 p. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
1781170649 (pbk.), 9781781170649 (pbk.)
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imprint
Cork : Mercier, 2012.
isbn
1781170649 (pbk.)
9781781170649 (pbk.)
catalogue key
8661787
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Review Quotes
"to begin to understand Pearse this collection is essential reading."
"a crucial collection for the library of anyone with an interest in Irish history."
"the extent of his vision is evident [...] Those interested in Irish history can't fail to be stimulated by this.'
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Summaries
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Pearse's skill as an orator are indisputable. His fiery idealism was one of the key motivators that brought the rebels to the GPO in 1916. This collection of his wrting showcase's this skill, but also the complex philosophy that underpinned it. Ranging from his theories of education articulated in 'The Murder Machine' (1912), through his orations on the great Fenian leaders of the past: Wolfe Tone, Emmet and O'Donovan Rossa; to his writings on 'The Separtatist Idea', 'The Spiritual Nation' and 'The Sovereign People' in the months leading up to the rising; this is a crucial collection for the library of anyone with an interest in Irish history.
Main Description
The name Patrick Pearse has long been synonymous with the 1916 Easter Rising, yet his role in shaping the history of Ireland has often been overshadowed by those of his better-known successors, in particular Michael Collins and √Čamon de Valera. Yet it was Pearse's skill as an orator and his fiery idealism which were two of the key motivators that brought the rebels to the GPO in 1916. First published only a year after the Rising, this collection of Pearse's political writings and speeches provides an insight into the political thoughts of one of the main architects of the Rising and Ireland's Proclamation of Independence. The resulting work, on issues as wide-ranging as education, the great Fenian leaders of the past and the rise of the Irish Volunteers, reveals the inspirational thinking of one of Ireland's most visionary leaders and shows why Patrick Pearse deserves his status as one of Ireland's greatest patriots. Book jacket.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is an insight into the political thought of one of the main architects of the Ireland's 1916 rising and of Ireland's proclamation of independence. This collection of his writing showcases his skill, but also the complex philosophy that underpinned it.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 5
The Murder Machinep. 9
Prefacep. 11
The Broad-Arrowp. 13
The Murder Machinep. 17
'I Deny'p. 21
Against Modernismp. 23
An Ideal in Educationp. 26
Master and Disciplesp. 30
Of Freedom in Educationp. 33
Back to the Sagasp. 39
When We Are Freep. 43
How Does She Stand?p. 49
Three Addressesp. 51
Theobald Wolfe Tonep. 51
Robert Emmet and the Ireland of Today Ip. 59
Robert Emmet and the Ireland of Today IIp. 68
An Addendum (August 1914)p. 76
The Coming Revolutionp. 77
The Psychology of a Volunteerp. 85
To the Boys of Irelandp. 91
Why We Want Recruitsp. 97
O'Donovan Rossap. 103
A Character Studyp. 105
Graveside Panegyricp. 109
From a Hermitagep. 113
Peace and the Gaelp. 167
Ghostsp. 173
The Separatist Ideap. 203
The Spiritual Nationp. 231
The Sovereign Peoplep. 259
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