The Oxford Illustrated History of Irelandby R. F. Foster, Foster
Pub. Date: 11/01/1989
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Tracing Ireland's history from pre-Christian times to the present-day troubles, Roy Foster's team of distinguished scholars have produced a stimuatling and challenging assesment of over two thousand years of Irish history, lavishly illustrated with more than 200 pictures, many of them in color.
Table of Contents
List of colour plates; List of maps; 1. Prehistoric and Early Christian Ireland; 2. The Norman Invasion and the Gaelic Recovery; 3. Early Modern Ireland, c.1500-1700; 4. Ascendancy and Union; 5. Ireland Since 1870; 6. Irish Literature and Irish History; Further Reading; Chronology; Acknowledgements; Index.
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This book it what it says, a history book. It's good for research, clarity and understanding of the culture. It's hard to review a history book but, it's insightful and interesting and didn't bore me; which is all I can ask for in a history book.