A History of Ireland

By: Mike Cronin

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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.

Title: A History of Ireland

Author: Mike Cronin

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $19.95

Categories: Ireland,

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2003

ISBN Number: 0-333-65433-1

ISBN Number 13: 9780333654330

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 293 pages, paperback, Palgrave Macmillan

Seller ID: 654331

Description: 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.

About Author
Mike Cronin is a Research Fellow in History at De Montfort Univeristy Leicester, UK.

Reviews
"...a general survey... for those wanting more."--Orlando Sentinel

"A clear, readable survey that strikes exactly the right tone of accessible scholarship." --Kirkus Reviews

Table of Contents
Occupation, Assimilation and Resistance, 1170-1533
Early Modern Ireland From King William to the Act of Union, 1692-1800
The Nineteenth Century
Founding the States
Post War Ireland and the Modern Troubles