IRELAND: A SHORT HISTORY

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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 ...

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Overview


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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851686001
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 7/25/2008
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Joseph Coohill is Assistant Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University. He specializes in the history of 19th-century Britain and Ireland.
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Table of Contents

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Introduction 1

1 Ireland before 1800 7

2 O'Connell, religion and politics, 1800-48 39

3 The famine, 1845-52 59

4 Fenianism and the land, 1848-81 79

5 Home rule, 1870-93 97

6 Nationalism, Unionism and Irish identity, 1891-1922 112

7 The making of two Irelands, 1922-66 142

8 Troubles and triumphs, 1966-Present 168

9 Conclusion: Themes in Irish history 206

Bibliography and further reading 213

Index 229

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