Irish Battles: A Military History of Ireland

Irish Battles: A Military History of Ireland

by G. A. Hayes-McCoy
     
 

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Irish Battles presents a military history of Ireland in the form of a series of connected studies, recounting fourteen major Irish battles between 1014 and 1798. The battles examined are:

  • Clontarf, 1014
  • Dublin, 1171
  • Dysert O'Dea, 1318
  • Knockdoe, 1504
  • Farsetmore, 1567
  • Clontibret, 1595
  • The Yellow Ford, 1598
  • Moyry Pass, 1600
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Irish Battles presents a military history of Ireland in the form of a series of connected studies, recounting fourteen major Irish battles between 1014 and 1798. The battles examined are:

  • Clontarf, 1014
  • Dublin, 1171
  • Dysert O'Dea, 1318
  • Knockdoe, 1504
  • Farsetmore, 1567
  • Clontibret, 1595
  • The Yellow Ford, 1598
  • Moyry Pass, 1600
  • Kinsale, 1601
  • Benburb, 1646
  • Rathmines, 1649
  • The Boyne, 1690
  • Aughrim, 1691
  • Arklow, 1798

Each battle is discussed in relation to the general history of the period, the development of military science and weaponry, and the topographical aspects of the battlefield itself. Among the special themes developed by the author is the parallel development of two types of Irish warfare: the conventional, formal one; and the warfare of the countryside, which foreshadowed the guerilla tactics of modern times.

Irish Battles is handsomely illustrated with fourteen battle maps and twenty color plates, many depicting the scenes of battle and the weapons used in these tumultuous engagements which shaped and altered the course of Irish history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760704677
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
06/15/1997
Pages:
326

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