The Course of Irish History / Edition 5

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First published over forty years ago and now updated to cover the “Celtic Tiger” economic boom of the 2000s and subsequent worldwide recession, this new edition of a perennial bestseller interprets Irish history as a whole. Designed and written to be popular and authoritative, critical and balanced, it has been a core text in both Irish and American universities for decades. It has also proven to be an extremely popular book for casual readers with an interest in history and Irish affairs. Considered the definitive history among the Irish themselves, it is an essential text for anyone interested in the history of Ireland.

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Editorial Reviews

Irish American
Listed as "Required Reading" and a "Top 10" book.
Library Journal
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day comes a revised edition of this benchmark volume. Moody and Martin, professors at Dublin's Trinity and University colleges, respectively, compiled the work of 21 scholars into this history that LJ's reviewer labeled "authoritative, balanced, fair-minded, and beautifully written" LJ 11/1/67. This updated version takes the material up to 1992. Essential for all Irish history collections.
A conventional historical narrative widely read both as a popular overview and as a classroom core text in its 1967 and 1984 editions; an added chapter covering the past decade brings it up to the Maastricht Treaty. Each chapter is written by a specialist in the period. Women get a paragraph at the bottom of the page on divorce and abortion. Published in Ireland by Mercier Press and Radio Telefis Eireann, and in the US by Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 5455 Spine Rd., Boulder CO 80301 and not by Holt as indicated in Books in Print. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570984495
  • Publisher: Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/16/2012
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 314,158
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The late T.W. Moody (1907 - 1984) was, for many years, professor of modern history at Trinity College, Dublin.

F.X. Martin (1923 - 2000) was Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University College, Dublin.

Dermot Keogh is Emeritus Professor of History and Emeritus Professor of European Integration Studies, University College Cork.

Patrick Kiely is the Online Learning Development and Delivery Coordinator, Teaching & Learning, University College Cork. From 2008 to 2011, he was a Research Fellow in Irish Diplomatic History under the auspices of the Irish National Institute for Historical Research, School of History, UCC.

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Table of Contents

Contributors 7

Preface 11

1 A Geographer's View of Irish History John. H.Andrews 15

2 Prehistoric Ireland G. F. Mitchell 27

3 Early Irish Society: lst-9th century F. J. Byrne 38

4 The Beginnings of Christianity: 5th and 6th centuries Tomás, Cardinal O Fiaich 53

5 The Golden Age of Early Christian Ireland: 7th and 8th centuries Kathleen Hughes 66

6 The Age of the Viking Wars: 9th and 10th centuries Liam de Paor 73

7 Ireland in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries: c. 1000-1169 Brian 0 Cuív 91

8 The Normans - Arrival and Settlement: 1169-c. 1300 F. X. Martin 104

9 The Medieval English Colony: 13th and 14th centuries J. F. Lydon 123

10 The Gaelic Resurgence and the Geraldine Supremacy: c. 1400-1534 Art Cosgrove 136

11 The Tudor Conquest: 1534-1603 G. A. Hayes-McCoy 151

12 The Colonisation of Ulster and the Rebellion of 1641:1603-60 Aidan Clarke 163

13 The Restoration and the Jacobite War: 1660-91 J. G. Simms 176

14 The Age of the Penal Laws: 1691-1778 Maureen Wall 187

15 The Protestant Nation: 1775-1800 R. B. McDowell 201

16 The Age of Daniel O'Connell: 1800-47 J. H. Whyte 216

17 The Great Famine: 1845-50 E. R. R. Green 230

18 Fenianism, Home Rule and the Land War: 1850-91 T. W. Moody 240

19 From Parnell to Pearse: 1891-1921 Donal McCartney 257

20 Northern Ireland: 1921-66 J. L McCracken 273

21 The Irish Free State and the Republic of Ireland: 1921-66 Patrick Lynch 283

22 Ireland: 1966-82 J. H. Whyte 299

23 Ireland: 1982-94 Richard English 317

24 Ireland at the Turn of the Century: 1994-2001 Dermot Keogh 333

25 Turning Corners: Ireland 2002-11 Patrick Kiely Dermot Keogh 358

Notes 398

A Chronology of Irish History 411

A Bibliography of Irish History 469

Index 531

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