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Ireland: A Short History / Edition 2
     

Ireland: A Short History / Edition 2

by Joseph Coohill
 

ISBN-10: 1851683674

ISBN-13: 9781851683673

Pub. Date: 10/15/2005

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

From Ireland's first inhabitants to the most recent developments in the peace process, this new edition of Joseph Coohill's popular survey balances historical narrative with insightful commentary, creating a uniquely accessible guide to the history of Ireland and its people.

With a particular focus on the last two hundred years, the book covers all of the key

Overview

From Ireland's first inhabitants to the most recent developments in the peace process, this new edition of Joseph Coohill's popular survey balances historical narrative with insightful commentary, creating a uniquely accessible guide to the history of Ireland and its people.

With a particular focus on the last two hundred years, the book covers all of the key events and personalities, including the Great Famine, Parnell and Home Rule, and the Good Friday Agreement and beyond. The key to understanding the Irish people lies in understanding their past yet, as Professor Coohill demonstrates, that past has been interpreted in many different ways to serve many different ends; the book thus provides a section on interpretation at the end of each chapter, allowing readers to assess the arguments for themselves.

Newly updated with all of the latest developments in the political situation, as well as new historical interpretations, this highly readable work will provide the perfect resource for students, travellers and anyone wishing to gain an insight into the complex identity of Ireland and its people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851683673
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
10/15/2005
Edition description:
New Revised Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsviii
Prefaceix
Pronunciation guide for Irish wordsxi
Mapxiv
Introduction1
1Ireland Before 18007
Geography7
Prehistoric Ireland8
Early Irish society9
Early Christian Ireland10
The age of the Vikings12
Norman Ireland (1169-1300)14
Thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Ireland16
Fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Ireland (1400-1534)17
The Tudor conquest19
Stuart Ireland (1603-60)20
Ireland during the Restoration and the Jacobite War (1660-91)24
Ireland under the Penal Laws (1691-1778)26
Ireland 1775-180028
Interpretations34
2O'Connell, Religion and Politics, 1800-4839
O'Connell and Catholic emancipation40
The Catholic Association and the Catholic Rent41
Political pressure and the granting of emancipation44
Repeal46
Young Ireland49
Economy, society and religion51
Interpretations56
3The Famine, 1845-5259
Preconditions60
The blight62
The coming of famine64
The soup66
Hunger, disease and emigration67
The extension of the Poor Law68
New relief policies70
Effects71
Interpretations74
4Fenianism and the Land, 1848-8179
The three Fs and the Tenant League81
Fenianism83
The land problem resurfaces85
The Land League and the Land War88
Religion90
Interpretations - Fenianism91
Interpretations - Land War93
5Home Rule, 1870-9397
Isaac Butt and the origins of Home Rule98
The rise of Parnell100
Parnell's fall103
Conservative and unionist opposition to Home Rule105
Interpretations106
6Nationalism, Unionism and Irish Identity, 1891-1922112
Land reforms continue112
Rural and urban life114
Gaelic revival115
Nationalism and unionism, 1891-1914119
War in Europe and war in Ireland, 1914-22124
Interpretations130
Interpretations - the Easter Rising131
Interpretations - partition135
Interpretations - nationalism and unionism137
7The Making of Two Irelands, 1922-66142
The Irish Free State, 1922-32143
Northern Ireland, 1922-32147
The Free State and Eire, 1932-49149
Northern Ireland, 1932-66155
The Republic of Ireland, 1949-66159
Interpretations163
8Troubles and Triumphs, 1966-Present168
The Republic of Ireland, 1966-82168
Northern Ireland and the Troubles, 1966-82172
Ireland since 1982179
The peace process180
Social and political life in the Republic182
The Good Friday Agreement and beyond185
Interpretations193
9Conclusion: Themes in Irish History204
Bibliography and Further Reading211
Index225

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