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Published on Feb 7, 2012
Renowned Irish historian Professor Michael Laffan introduces his series of 10 lectures on The Irish Revolution. He talks about the history of the course, its structure as well as some of the key areas covered in the lectures.
The Irish Revolution course was a module taught by Professor Laffan in the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin from the late 1970's until his retirement in 2010. In association with the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies and www.historyhub.ie all of the lectures were recorded and are available to podcast from History Hub. http://historyhub.ie/theirishrevolution
The course covers a tumultuous period in Irish history from the development of the Home Rule Party to the end of the Civil War. Professor Laffan examines the interaction of different groups (in particular unionists, moderate and radical nationalists, and the British), the causes and impact of events (such as the Home Rule Crisis, the Easter Rising, and the Treaty), and patterns of continuity and discontinuity in the period spanning the First World War.
The video was recorded by Real Smart Media. realsmartmedia.ie