Merrion Press 🔖is launching a new book by Aaron Edwards.


BOOK LAUNCH

A People Under Siege

The Unionists of Northern Ireland, from Partition to Brexit and Beyond
Aaron Edwards

 

 

6pm, Thursday 15 June
No Alibis Bookstore
83 Botanic Avenue, Belfast


Guest speaker: Professor Arthur Aughey

 

 

 

Since the Brexit referendum of 2016, extraordinary uncertainty has hung over the future of the Union between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, creating a crisis for the unionist community. A referendum that began on the question of sovereignty quickly degenerated into cries of betrayal over a redrawn border in the Irish Sea, and has led to unionists becoming more insular again, resurrecting ethnic and nationalist notions of what constitutes the Union.

In A People Under Siege, historian Aaron Edwards, a native of Belfast, explores the profound challenges facing the community and, in the process, articulates what is really meant by unionism. He explains key developments within unionism over the past turbulent century and examines how a people who believe themselves to be once again under siege are viewed by others beyond their community. In doing so he confronts the narrow, sectional beliefs and prejudices of unionists and loyalists, as well as outlining their more positive and forward-thinking aspects. By embracing these, Edwards explains how divisions could be healed and a position reached of mutual acceptance, tolerance and understanding that will benefit the entire population.

Paperback • €19.99 | £17.99 •  332 pages •  226 mm x 153 mm • 9781785372995

 

 

About the Author
Aaron Edwards is a Senior Lecturer in Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law: Aden and the End of Empire (2014), UVF: Behind the Mask (2017) and Agents of Influence (2021). His work has been featured in The Irish TimesBelfast TelegraphBelfast News Letter and The Irish News.

New Catalogue.

Book Launch @ Aaron Edwards

 Merrion Press 🔖is launching a new book by Aaron Edwards.


BOOK LAUNCH

A People Under Siege

The Unionists of Northern Ireland, from Partition to Brexit and Beyond
Aaron Edwards

 

 

6pm, Thursday 15 June
No Alibis Bookstore
83 Botanic Avenue, Belfast


Guest speaker: Professor Arthur Aughey

 

 

 

Since the Brexit referendum of 2016, extraordinary uncertainty has hung over the future of the Union between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, creating a crisis for the unionist community. A referendum that began on the question of sovereignty quickly degenerated into cries of betrayal over a redrawn border in the Irish Sea, and has led to unionists becoming more insular again, resurrecting ethnic and nationalist notions of what constitutes the Union.

In A People Under Siege, historian Aaron Edwards, a native of Belfast, explores the profound challenges facing the community and, in the process, articulates what is really meant by unionism. He explains key developments within unionism over the past turbulent century and examines how a people who believe themselves to be once again under siege are viewed by others beyond their community. In doing so he confronts the narrow, sectional beliefs and prejudices of unionists and loyalists, as well as outlining their more positive and forward-thinking aspects. By embracing these, Edwards explains how divisions could be healed and a position reached of mutual acceptance, tolerance and understanding that will benefit the entire population.

Paperback • €19.99 | £17.99 •  332 pages •  226 mm x 153 mm • 9781785372995

 

 

About the Author
Aaron Edwards is a Senior Lecturer in Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law: Aden and the End of Empire (2014), UVF: Behind the Mask (2017) and Agents of Influence (2021). His work has been featured in The Irish TimesBelfast TelegraphBelfast News Letter and The Irish News.

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