Written in 1972 in the wake of Bloody Sunday and direct rule, States of Ireland was Conor Cruise O'Brien's searching analysis of contemporary Irish nationalism: part-memoir, part-history, part-polemic.
'If The Great Melody (1992) is O'Brien's major academic work, States of Ireland is the one that will endure as a vital moment in Irish intellectual and political history.' Roy Foster, Standpoint
'States of Ireland [is] a book which influenced a generation. [O'Brien] saw that partition, while scarcely desirable in itself, recognized the reality of two different communities in the island, and that the Dublin state's formal irredentist claim on Northern Ireland was undemocratic and even imperialistic, as well as insincere. The republican ideology to which most Irish people paid lip service was a shirt of Nessus, he later wrote: "it clings to us and burns".' Geoffrey Wheatcroft, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1972. Book Condition: Fair. First. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP61486250
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Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Hardcover. No jacket. Several marks and scores on boards. Minor abrasion on upper edge of front board. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn. Spine ends are a little bumped. Spine is slightly cocked. A few marks on page block. Moderate stain on leading edge and penned name in the middle of FEP. A few light marks in the volume. Contents are clear. AM. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 294075
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Very clean and bright copy with no strong marks from usage. Shelf wear on dust jacket. book. Bookseller Inventory # TSB1572