Ireland in an Imperial World

Citizenship, Opportunism, and Subversion

  • Timothy G. McMahon
  • Michael de Nie
  • Paul Townend

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Timothy G. McMahon, Michael de Nie, Paul A. Townend
    Pages 1-22
  3. Citizenship

  4. Opportunism

  5. Subversion

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-307

About this book


Ireland in an Imperial World interrogates the myriad ways through which Irish men and women experienced, participated in, and challenged empires in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Most importantly, they were integral players simultaneously managing and undermining the British Empire, and through their diasporic communities, they built sophisticated arguments that aided challenges to other imperial projects. In emphasizing the interconnections between Ireland and the wider British and Irish worlds, this book argues that a greater appreciation of empire is essential for enriching our understanding of the development of Irish society at home.  Moreover, these thirteen essays argue plainly that Ireland was on the cutting edge of broader global developments, both in configuring and dismantling Europe’s overseas empires.


country houses East India Company Home Rule Imperial Networks Identity Anti-imperialism British Colonialism Postcolonialism Anti-Colonialism Australia New Zealand India Egypt Sudan

Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy G. McMahon
    • 1
  • Michael de Nie
    • 2
  • Paul Townend
    • 3
  1. 1.MilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.University of West GeorgiaCarrolltonUSA
  3. 3.WilmingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59636-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59637-6
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