Ireland: A Short History

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Oneworld Publications, Jul 1, 2008 - History - 243 pages
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This third edition of Joseph Coohill's bestselling book has been fully updated to include the St Andrews Agreement and the decommissioning of IRA weapons. Starting with the first prehistoric inhabitants of the island, the book takes us right up to the present day, covering the Great Famine, Home Rule, the Good Friday Agreement, and beyond. Clear and lucid, Coohill's writing paints an engaging picture of a people for whom history is a key part of present-day reality. Reviewing differing historical interpretations, Coohill allows the reader to come to their own conclusions. Highly accessible, yet demonstrating a sophisticated level of analysis, this book will continue to provide a valuable resource to tourists, students and all those wishing to acquaint themselves further with the complex identity of the Irish people.

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Reads like a textbook, but very interesting. Succinct but covers a lot of ground. Pretty good! Read full review

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

ONE IRELAND BEFORE 1800
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TUKJLi THE FAMINE 184552
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FENIANISM AND THE LAND 184881
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About the author (2008)

Joseph Coohill is Assistant Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University. He specialises in the history of 19th century Britain and Ireland.

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