Northern Ireland and England: The Troubles

Northern Ireland and England: The Troubles

by Robert C. Cottrell
     
 

Contributing to the series on border conflicts around the world, Cottrell (history and American studies, California State U.-Chico) traces the long history of relations between England and Ireland. He begins with the first English meddling in Irish political affairs in the 12th century, and proceeds through English occupation, the Irish revolution and civil war,…  See more details below

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Contributing to the series on border conflicts around the world, Cottrell (history and American studies, California State U.-Chico) traces the long history of relations between England and Ireland. He begins with the first English meddling in Irish political affairs in the 12th century, and proceeds through English occupation, the Irish revolution and civil war, partition, and the violence beginning in the 1960s, to the present. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-In each book, a series foreword discusses the reasons and significance of arbitrary borders, past and present, and the impact on international affairs. The introductions present a generalized view of the conflicts and their causes in which artificial borders, religion, and ethnicity are made more complex by colonialism, culture, and economics. All of the volumes take a chronological approach. Occasional text boxes add further information about individuals, documents, movements, and events. Primary-source quotes, including poetry, are scattered throughout. Each volume has copious end notes, a detailed index, a simple map, and average-quality black-and-white photos. However, Ireland's map does not show the location of Derry and Ulster, two places frequently mentioned in the text. Korea is a dry read, reverting to textbook style, yet its chronology is the most detailed. Students will find Great Wall more engaging. Single-word definitions appear in parentheses following a few terms, and alternate spellings are noted for place and personal names. The historical/political analysis in these titles will be appreciated by researchers, but some background knowledge on these topics would be helpful.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791080207
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Arbitrary Borders Series: Political Boundaries in World History
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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