Modern Rebels? Irish Republicans in the Late Nineteenth Century

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This chapter explores different types of revolutionary violence adopted by Irish nationalists in Ireland and the Irish diaspora in the nineteenth century. Due to the limitations of past rebellions, militant nationalists sought to adopt new strategies that embraced science and modernity. This led to the adoption of an urban-bombing campaign in the 1880s carried out by networks of militants across Ireland, Europe, and the United States. Far from being peculiar to Irish nationalism, these violent strategies found parallels with other revolutionary movements in Europe and the United States.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of the History of Terrorism
EditorsCarola Dietze, Claudia Verhoeven
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199858569
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2014


  • Irish nationalism
  • Irish-America
  • anarchism
  • assassination
  • terrorism
  • diaspora
  • revolutionary violence


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