This book collects the proceedings of a remarkable five-day conference, held partly in Belfast, partly in Dublin, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the rebellion of 1798.
It features the work of leading historians of the period and brings together a new generation of research on the Rising. It explores the multiple origins, regional manifestations and international ramifications of the defining event of eighteenth-century Ireland. It also traces the fate of the United Irish movement following the failure of the rebellion, at home and abroad - particularly in Australia and the United States.
A series of eight commentaries reflect on the thirty-three papers in the book, on the issues they address and on the related scholarly literature. A new bibliography of the thousands of articles, pamphlets and books relating to Ireland in the 1790s that appeared between 1900 and 2002 is also incorporated into this magisterial volume.