Ireland: a short history
From Ireland's first inhabitants to the most recent developments in the peace process, this new edition of Joseph Coohill's popular survey balances historical narrative with insightful commentary, creating a uniquely accessible guide to the history of Ireland and its people.
With a particular focus on the last two hundred years, the book covers all of the key events and personalities, including the Great Famine, Parnell and Home Rule, and the Good Friday Agreement and beyond. The key to understanding the Irish people lies in understanding their past yet, as Professor Coohill demonstrates, that past has been interpreted in many different ways to serve many different ends; the book thus provides a section on interpretation at the end of each chapter, allowing readers to assess the arguments for themselves.
Newly updated with all of the latest developments in the political situation, as well as new historical interpretations, this highly readable work will provide the perfect resource for students, travellers and anyone wishing to gain an insight into the complex identity of Ireland and its people.
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Review: Ireland, 2nd Edition: A Short HistoryUser Review - Goodreads
A useful reference and a very readable text, which would suit students as well as the general interest reader who likes to hear a well-balanced argument. One of the most useful things I found in this ...
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I read this book in preparation to a short trip to Ireland this fall. I would much have preferred a more detailed history but had to acquiescence to a more concentrated version for the sake of time ... Read full review
Ireland: A History from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day
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IRELAND BEFORE 1800
Norman Ireland 11691300
Stuart Ireland 160360
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