The Course of Irish History

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Theodore William Moody, Francis X. Martin
Radio Telefís Éireann by Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 2001 - History - 462 pages
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Agreement and the withdrawal of British troops from regular patrols in Northern Ireland, this new edition of a perennial bestseller narrates and interprets Irish history as a whole. Designed and written to be popular and authoritative, critical and balanced, it has been the core text in both Irish and American universities for three decades. It has also proven to be an extremely popular book for casual readers with an interest in history and Irish affairs and is considered the definitive history among the Irish themselves. Chapters are grouped together by century or by general time period, ranging from prehistoric Ireland to the present, and each has been written by an English or Irish historian specializing in that area. This edition of the book has been revised and enlarged and is illustrated throughout with line drawings, black and white, and color photographs. It is an essential text for anyone interested in the history of Ireland.

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User Review  - PirateJenny - LibraryThing

An excellent overview of the history of Ireland. Each chapter was written by a different author, giving many different perspectives on the history of the country. Provides an excellent starting point ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tmyers526 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book very much. The fact that each chapter is written by a different expert makes it enjoyable to read. I also enjoyed seeing the entire chronology of Irish History in the back of the book. Read full review


Prehistoric Ireland
1st9th Century
5th and 6th Centuries

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The late T.W. Moody (1907 - 1984) was, for many years, professor of modern history at Trinity College, Dublin. F.X. Martin (1923 - 2000) was Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University College, Dublin.

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