The Oxford History of Ireland

The Oxford History of Ireland

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Under the editorship of R. F. Foster, a team of distinguished Irish historians has produced a challenging assessment of Ireland's history, invaluable for the student and general reader alike. Their approach stresses the ancient, rooted nature of Irish culture, but also looks beyond received ideas of Irish history to explore the patterns of fragmentation and change which have been characteristic of Ireland's past. The long-contested question of Irish identity and its relation to language is also fruitfully examined. The text of this book, originally published in The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland, is usefully supplemented with a chronology of Irish history, maps, and suggestions for further more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 9 maps
  • 019280202X
  • 9780192802026
  • 210,238

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Review from previous edition `Both the findings and the angles of attack on Irish political history are truly up to date.' * Times Literary Supplement *show more

About R. F. Foster

R. F. Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Hertford College. His previous books include Charles Stewart Parnell: The Man and his Family (1976), Lord Randolph Churchill: A Political Life (1981), Modern Ireland, 1600-1972 (1988), and W. B. Yeats: Volume I (1997). He is currently working on volume II of the authorized biography of W. B. Yeats, to be published by Oxford University more

Table of contents

1. Prehistoric and Early Christian Ireland ; 2. The Norman Invasion and the Gaelic Recovery ; 3. Early Modern Ireland, c. 1500-1700 ; 4. Ascendancy and Union ; 5. Ireland Since 1870 ; 6. Irish Literature and Irish History ; Further Reading ; Chronology ; Indexshow more

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