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Charles Trevelyan, John Mitchel and the historiography of the Great Famine

Abstract : The books of Charles Trevelyan (1847) and John Mitchel (1860) constitute pioneering writings on the Great Famine and despite their extreme views they defined a framework which helps to understand later historiographical developments, from nationalism to revisionism and to post-revisionism. Beyond theoretical considerations as such, another factor of those historiographical trends is the context in which historians have worked: the state of Anglo-Irish relations and the conflict in Northern Ireland have also contributed to shaping interpretations of the Famine.
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Christophe Gillissen. Charles Trevelyan, John Mitchel and the historiography of the Great Famine. Revue française de civilisation britannique, CRECIB - Centre de recherche et d'études en civilisation britannique, 2014, 19 (2), pp.195-212. ⟨10.4000/rfcb.281⟩. ⟨hal-02422922⟩



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