A History of Ireland: From the Earliest Times to 1922 / Edition 8

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Edmund Curtis's remarkable survey of Ireland, from its earliest origins to the twentieth century, is a classic introduction to Ireland's fascinating history. Reaching from St Patrick's Mission in 432 to the
Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1922, this authoritative text explores the formative events of Ireland's past and encompasses the Norman invasion, Gaelic recovery, Cromwell's Settlement, the Act of Union, and the Great Famine.

Lucid and scholarly, this all-embracing account unfolds the events of Ireland's history and the story of its people, through an examination of their political, religious, social, economic and cultural past.
Ireland's unique history is revealed here through the 'moving forces, the deciding facts, and the men who mattered'.

Featuring a chronology of key dates in Irish history and a guideline to the pronunciation of Irish names, this celebrated narrative now includes a new introduction by Sean Duffy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415279499
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Edition description: Reissued
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,029,459
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Table of Contents

1 From the origins to A.D. 800 1
2 The Norse tyranny, 800-1014 19
3 The end of Gaelic independence, 1014-1166 27
4 The Norman invasion, 1166-1172 41
5 The organization of the Conquest, 1172-1216 51
6 The expansion of the colony, 1216-1272 66
7 English Lordship at its height, 1272-1327 77
8 The decline of the colony and the Statutes of Kilkenny, 1327-1366 89
9 Last efforts of the English Lordship, 1366-1399 103
10 The Gaelic recovery and aristocratic Home Rule, 1399-1477 114
11 The Kildare supremacy and the Reformation, 1477-1540 128
12 The Tudor monarchy and the second conquest of Ireland, 1540-1603 145
13 The early Stuart monarchy and Cromwellian period, 1603-1660 191
14 The later Stuart monarchy, 1660-1691 221
15 The monarchy of William and Anne, 1691-1714 237
16 Hanoverian rule, 1714-1782 250
17 The rise and fall of the Protestant nation, 1782-1800 273
18 From the Union to 1848 303
19 From the Famine to Parnell, 1848-1891 318
20 From Parnell to the Treaty of 1922 333
Recommended for further reading 354
Pronunciation of Irish names 357
Key dates of Irish history 361
Index 366
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