A History of Ireland
A tiny island in the North Atlantic, Ireland has had an astonishingly powerful impact on the wider world, both at the height of its independent power in the early middle ages, as the key exporter of Christianity to much of Europe, and at the depth of its colonial subjugation by Britain, as the primary source of millions of settlers to North America and Australia. A History of Ireland explores the story of Ireland from the 12th century to the end of the 20th century. Written chronologically, it explores the period of the English invasion of Ireland, the emergence of a Gaelic culture, the religious conflicts across the centuries, the struggle over Home Rule, and the complex nature of the modern troubles. Covering the main political narratives of the country, A History of Ireland also delves into major economic, social, and cultural events, and offers a fascinating glimpse into Ireland’s past.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: A History of Ireland (Palgrave Essential Histories)User Review - JP - Goodreads
Respectable history, but not overly engaging. There were sections where I felt more was needed to help me understand. Read full review
Review: A History of Ireland (Palgrave Essential Histories)User Review - Lynn - Goodreads
This took me forever to read, but that was mostly because I kept getting distracted. The book itself was quite good. Considering the amount of history Ireland has, and how complex the politics have ... Read full review