IRELAND: A SHORT HISTORY / Edition 3

IRELAND: A SHORT HISTORY / Edition 3

by Joseph Coohill
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1851686002

ISBN-13: 9781851686001

Pub. Date: 07/25/2008

Publisher: Oneworld Publications


This third edition of Joseph Coohill’s bestselling book has been fully updated to include all the latest political developments in Ireland. Starting with the first prehistoric inhabitants of the island, the book takes us right up to the present day through the Great Famine, Home Rule, the Good Friday Agreement, and beyond, covering all the major events that

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This third edition of Joseph Coohill’s bestselling book has been fully updated to include all the latest political developments in Ireland. Starting with the first prehistoric inhabitants of the island, the book takes us right up to the present day through the Great Famine, Home Rule, the Good Friday Agreement, and beyond, covering all the major events that have shaped the country.

Clear and lucid, Coohill’s writing paints an engaging picture of a people for whom history is a key part of present-day reality. Reviewing differing historical interpretations, Coohill allows the reader to come to his/her own conclusions. Highly accessible, yet demonstrating a sophisticated level of analysis, this book will continue to provide a valuable resource to tourists, students and all those wishing to acquaint themselves further with the complex identity of the Irish people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851686001
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
07/25/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     x
Preface     xi
Pronunciation guide for Irish words     xiii
Map     xvi
Introduction     1
Ireland Before 1800     7
Geography     7
Prehistoric Ireland     8
Early Irish society     9
Early Christian Ireland     10
The age of the Vikings     12
Norman Ireland (1169-1300)     14
Thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Ireland     16
Fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Ireland (1400-1534)     17
The Tudor conquest     19
Stuart Ireland (1603-60)     20
Ireland during the Restoration and the Jacobite War (1660-91)     24
Ireland under the Penal Laws (1691-1778)     26
Ireland 1775-1800     28
Interpretations     34
O'Connell, Religion and Politics, 1800-48     39
O'Connell and Catholic emancipation     40
The Catholic Association and the Catholic Rent     41
Political pressure and the granting of emancipation     44
Repeal     46
Young Ireland     49
Economy, society and religion     51
Interpretations     56
The Famine, 1845-52     59
Preconditions     60
The blight     62
The coming of famine     64
The soup     66
Hunger, disease and emigration     67
The extension of the Poor Law     68
New relief policies     70
Effects     71
Interpretations     74
Fenianism and the Land, 1848-81     79
The three Fs and the Tenant League     81
Fenianism     83
The land problem resurfaces     85
The Land League and the Land War     88
Religion     90
Interprtations - Fenianism     91
Interpretations - Land War     93
Home Rule, 1870-93     97
Isaac Butt and the origins of Home Rule     98
The rise of Parnell     100
Parnell's fall     103
Conservative and unionist opposition to Home Rule     105
Interpretations     106
Nationalism, Unionism and Irish Identity, 1891-1922     112
Land reforms continue     112
Rural and urban life     114
Gaelic revival     115
Nationalism and unionism, 1891-1914     119
War in Europe and war in Ireland, 1914-22     124
Interpretations     130
Interpretations - the Easter Rising     131
Interpretations - partition     135
Interpretations - nationalism and unionism     137
The Making of Two Irelands, 1922-66     142
The Irish Free State, 1922-32     143
Northern Ireland, 1922-32     147
The Free State and Eire, 1932-49     149
Northern Ireland, 1932-66     155
The Republic of Ireland, 1949-66     159
Interpretations     163
Troubles and Triumphs, 1966-Present     168
The Republic of Ireland, 1966-82     168
Northern Ireland and the Troubles, 1966-92     172
Ireland since 1982     179
The peace process     180
Social and political life in the Republic     182
The Good Friday Agreement and beyond     185
Interpretations     195
Conclusion: Themes in Irish History     206
Bibliography and Further Reading     213
Index     229

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