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Wolfe Tone Second edition

by Marianne Elliott

Wolfe Tone Second edition Synopsis

Theobald Wolfe Tone (1763-1798) was the founder of Irish Republican nationalism. As such his political ideas and the circumstances of his life and early death have become powerful political weapons in the hands of later nationalists. Today his name still arouses strong passions and he is hailed as the first prophet of an independent Ireland. Published originally in 1989, Marianne Elliott's book was the first major biography of Tone, using a wealth of new material to examine his personal life and public actions. Tracing him from his upbringing as a member of the Protestant elite, through his involvement in Irish radical politics, his exile in America, his secret negotiations with the French and return to Ireland with a French invasion force, to his trial for treason and his suicide while awaiting execution, it was a monumental publication that won numerous awards and gained much praise. This second edition brings this award-winning book up to date with new scholarship, new historical insights and fresh insights by Professor Marianne Elliott herself, making a crucial publication for all scholars and readers of Irish history.

Wolfe Tone Second edition Press Reviews

... Elliott is to be commended for this remarkable portrait. * Irish Literary Supplement, Fall *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846318078
Publication date: 30th April 2012
Author: Marianne Elliott
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 544 pages
Categories: Biography: historical, political & military, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Nationalism,

About Marianne Elliott

Professor Marianne Elliott, the Director of the University of Liverpool's Institute of Irish Studies, is internationally recognised as one of Ireland's leading historians and is best known for her acclaimed biography 'Wolfe Tone: Prophet of Irish Independence' (Yale), which won numerous awards and for 'The Catholics of Ulster: A History' (Penguin).

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