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Loughlin Sweeney - ZIS, Class of 2008

Dr Loughlin Sweeney is a historian and currently a professor of international studies in South Korea, has published his first book, Irish Military Elites, Nation, and Empire 1870-1925, with Springer Nature / Palgrave Macmillan.

The book emerges as a result of Loughlin's doctoral work at Queens' College Cambridge and is a social history of the British Army in Ireland during the last fifty years of crown rule, the Irish War of Independence, and its aftermath. As the only self-contained history of the military establishment in Ireland in this period, the book fills a major gap in research and contributes to the ongoing project of re-evaluating the history of the Irish state as its centenary approaches.

Loughlin's history teacher at ZIS, Paul Doolan, is mentioned in the acknowledgements as an early influence.

Further information can be found on the publisher's website: <

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