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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.
|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|