The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland

The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland

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Under the editorship of Roy Foster, a team of distinguished Irish historians has produced a challenging assessment of Ireland's history, providing a lively and accessible synthesis of Irish history from pre-Christian times to the present-day troubles. 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 examined, and the book is lavishly illustrated with over 200 pictures in colour and black and white.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 180.34 x 251.46 x 22.86mm | 907.18g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 26 colour plates, black and white halftones throughout
  • 0192893238
  • 9780192893239
  • 543,402

About R. F. Foster

Roy Foster was born in Waterford, Ireland, in 1949 and educated in Ireland and in the United States. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where he was a Foundation Scholar in History, he subsequently became Professor of Modern British History at Birkbeck College, University of London, as well as holding visiting fellowships at St Anthony's College, Oxford, the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, and Princeton University. In 1991 he became the first Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy since 1989. 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), The Sub-Prefect Should Have Held His Tongue: Selected Essays of Hubert Butler (1990), Paddy and Mr Punch: Connections in Irish and English History (1993), and W. B. Yeats: The Apprentice Mage Vol. I (1997).show more

Table of contents

LIST OF COLOUR PLATES; LIST OF MAPS; 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; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INDEX.show more

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