Good Stuff in the Dublin Review of Books June 27, 2012Posted by Garibaldy in Irish History.
The summer 2012 edition of the Dublin Review of Books will probably be of interest to a lot of our readers. As the debate over the nature of the Tan War and the way historians write about it continues apace, there is a review by John Borgonovo of a new book about the the Black and Tans, and a substantial review by John Regan of a collection of essays entitled Terror in Ireland, 1916-23 (which was mentioned in the comments somewhere a while back and is dedicated to the memory of Peter Hart). Regan uses the opportunity to address once more the question of impact of contemporary politics on historical writing in Ireland over the last few decades, and also the question of Kilmichael, in response to a chapter that discusses the question of the false surrender. There’s also stuff about Northern Ireland and the GDR that will probably be of particular interest to readers here. I think it’s the most interesting edition of the journal I’ve seen.