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Art of Humbling Tyrants

Title: The Art of Humbling Tyrants: Irish Revolutionary Internationalism during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era, 1789-1815.
Name(s): Stark, Nicholas, author
Blaufarb, Rafe, professor directing thesis
McMahon, Darrin M., committee member
Grant, Jonathan, committee member
Department of History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Ireland was England's first subject, its breeding ground for colonization and imperialism that would span the world over. Ireland underwent eight hundred years of more of various forms of encroachment by the British, yet the period surrounding the French Revolution and Napoleon would offer the greatest opening for Ireland to reclaim its independence. Irish revolutionaries, none more so than the United Irishmen, sought to internationalize their struggle, turning especially to the new French Republic and subsequently to Napoléon Bonaparte's Empire for assistance. The Irish revolutionaries defy state repression, arrange for an abortive French invasion in 1796, organize a national uprising and second French invasion in 1798, undergo the creation of the United Kingdom, and become part of Napoléon's army before being ultimately stamped out by the British authorities. In the process of following the development and ultimately the defeat of the United Irishmen, there is much to observe about the Irish revolutionary praxis that can shed insight into the broader field of international revolutionary and anti-imperial struggles in the modern world. In addition, the struggle of the United Irishmen provides a first-rate glimpse into the inner-workings of British empire and imperialism, especially as it intersects with concepts of French empire.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-8894 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: March 27, 2014.
Keywords: French Revolution, Imperialism, Marxism, Napoleonic Era, Revolutionary Praxis, United Irishmen
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Rafe Blaufarb, Professor Directing Thesis; Darrin M. McMahon, Committee Member; Jonathan Grant, Committee Member.
Subject(s): History
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