The Oxford History of Ireland

The Oxford History of Ireland

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Wide-ranging and challenging, this balanced account of Irish history traces over 2000 years of turbulent change from the earliest prehistoric communities and Christian settlements to the present day. Religious confrontation and the emergence of the political issues at the root of the current "Troubles" are among the topics raised, while there is also a special section devoted to the island's language and literature.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 359 pages
  • 144.78 x 218.44 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 9 maps
  • 019285271X
  • 9780192852717

Table of contents

Prehistoric and early Christian Ireland, Donnchadh O Corrain; the Norman invasion and the Gaelic recovery, Katherine Simms; early modern Ireland, c.1500-1700, Nicholas Canny; ascendancy and union, R.F. Foster; Ireland since 1870, David Fitzpatrick; Irish literature and Irish history, declan Kiberd.
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About R. F. Foster

About the Editor R.F. Foster is Reader in History at Birbeck College, University of London. He is the author of a number of books, including Lord Randolph Churchill: A Political Life, and the forthcoming authorized biography of W.B. Yeats.
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