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Anglo-Irish Treaty eBook available for the first time. (Free Download)
16 July 2012
Royal Irish Academy
The Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) series has published an eBook of confidential correspondence on the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. It is free to download onto your Amazon Kindle or Apple iPad here:
Beginning in December 1920 the eBook runs to January 1922. It contains crucial communications between the main political figures involved in the negotiations. It shows the problems and stresses of negotiating an international agreement. In particular, readers will see the growing rift between de Valera in Dublin and Arthur Griffith and Collins in London. The documents are structured chronologically and provide a gripping and accessible account of this key moment in modern Irish history.
The Anglo-Irish Treaty eBook is good news for second level History teachers and students, as one of the prescribed topics for the documents-based study in the Leaving Certificate 2014 and 2015 is ‘The Treaty negotiations, October-December 1921’. It will be an essential educational resource and will make accessing documents relating to the Treaty as straightforward as possible for secondary school students.
The Anglo-Irish Treaty eBook underlines the Royal Irish Academy’s engagement with the ongoing ‘decade of commemoration’ and highlights DIFP’s continued commitment to making historical documents freely available to the public. It contains a number of images, including the National Archives of Ireland’s recently released signed original of the Treaty.
The eBook is a collaborative venture between DIFP, the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO), and the National Archives of Ireland (NAI).