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A Short History of Ireland By John O'Beirne Ranelagh

A Short History of Ireland

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An updated edition of this classic account of the Irish national struggle and its advance into the modern world. From the earliest times in Irish history to the peace process, the author casts light on the people and events which have contributed to present-day Irish society, both North and South.
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A Short History of Ireland by John O'Beirne Ranelagh

This third edition of John O'Beirne Ranelagh's classic history of Ireland incorporates contemporary political and economic events as well as the latest archaeological and DNA discoveries. Comprehensively revised and updated throughout, it considers Irish history from the earliest times through the Celts, Cromwell, plantations, famine, Independence, the Omagh bomb, peace initiatives, and financial collapse. It profiles the key players in Irish history from Diarmuid MacMurrough to Gerry Adams and casts new light on the events, North and South, that have shaped Ireland today. Ireland's place in the modern world and its relationship with Britain, the USA and Europe is also examined with a fresh and original eye. Worldwide interest in Ireland continues to increase, but whereas it once focused on violence in Northern Ireland, the tumultuous financial events in the South have opened fresh debates and drawn fresh interest. This is a new history for a new era.

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A Short History of Ireland Reviews


'Authoritative ... highly readable.' Irish Times

About John O'Beirne Ranelagh


John O'Beirne Ranelagh is an independent scholar.

Table of Contents


1. Beginnings; 2. Ascendancy; 3. Union; 4. Home rule?; 5. Rising; 6. South; 7. North; 8. Another country; Bibliography.

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GOR009977452
A Short History of Ireland by John O'Beirne Ranelagh
John O'Beirne Ranelagh
Used - Like New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2012-10-11
448
1107401941
9781107401945
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.