Irish History For Dummies

Irish History For Dummies

by Mike Cronin


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ISBN-13: 9781119995876
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 519,132
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mike Cronin, PhD, is the Academic Director at the Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, Dublin. Mike has taught history to university students for close to 20 years, and he has written five books on Irish history.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: The Snakes Leave Ireland 9

Chapter 1: No Man Is an Ireland 11

Chapter 2: The First People Arrive 21

Chapter 3: The Early Irish Kings 35

Chapter 4: Snakes Alive! Christianity Comes to Ireland 45

Part II: The Normans Are Coming! The Twelfth and ThirteenthCenturies 63

Chapter 5: The Vikings Arrive First 65

Chapter 6: Irish vs Norman Invaders But Who’s in Charge? 79

Chapter 7: Boy Meets Gael: The Norman-Irish Alliance 93

Part III: The Invading English Kings: The Fourteenth andFifteenth Centuries 109

Chapter 8: The Scottish-Irish Rebellion and Its Aftermath111

Chapter 9: From Richard II to Henry IV: More Turmoil in Ireland127

Chapter 10: Family Feuds I: The Wars of the Roses 139

Part IV: Religious Wars and Family Feuds: The Sixteenth andSeventeenth Centuries 155

Chapter 11: Popes Versus Archbishops: The Reformation andIreland 157

Chapter 12: Religious Roundabouts and Irish Rebellion 169

Chapter 13: James I and the Plantations; Charles I and Chaos185

Chapter 14: Family Feuds II and III: The English Civil War, thenWilliam and James 201

Part V: Catholic and Protestant: The Eighteenth and NineteenthCenturies 217

Chapter 15: Going Irish? Grattan’s Parliament and WolfeTone’s Rebellion 219

Chapter 16: Going British: The Act of Union 231

Chapter 17: Three Strikes for Irish Independence:O’Connell, Davis, and Mitchel 247

Chapter 18: The Great Hunger and the Land War 263

Chapter 19: The Fight Over Home Rule 283

Part VI: Divided in Two: Life from the 1880s 299

Chapter 20: Balls and Books in Irish: The Cultural Revival301

Chapter 21: Fighting Against Britain: The Revolution 315

Chapter 22: One Land, Two Systems: Partition 329

Chapter 23: Troubles Begin Again And Maybe Finish 347

Part VII: The Part of Tens 369

Chapter 24: Ten Top Turning Points 371

Chapter 25: Ten Major Documents 375

Chapter 26: Ten Things the Irish Have Given the World 379

Chapter 27: Ten Great Irish Places to Visit 385

Chapter 28: Ten Irish People Who Should Be Better Known 391

Index 397

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Irish History for Dummies 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BlackSheepDances on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Ghastly mash up of anecdotal history, April 28, 2010 By Amy E. Henry (Nipomo, CA United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Irish History For Dummies (Paperback) This was a subtext used in an anthropology class, and it is incredibly useless. There is no cohesive theme or element in the text: it jumps around in a flippant, jokey, childish tone (even cartoons) that minimizes the importance and relevance of what should be socially urgent information. Time periods jumble around, the jargon is dumbed down to elementary school level, and too much attention is paid to small events rather than the pattern of the whole history. Additionally, something is said by what is left out: only one obscure reference to the IRA? No discussion of "official" vs. "provisional" IRA? Minimal info on Ian Paisley, Michael Collins, the abstention policy,and the Ballymurphy Riots? Incredibly disappointing and potentially dangerous...
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