A intriguing new take on Irish history, exploring the ways in which outside influences have shaped Ireland from 433 B.C. to the modern day.
Author Neil Hegarty gives readers a fresh perspective on Irish history in this comprehensive and engaging book that places Ireland in an international context. Hegarty offers a new look at Irish history, challenging the accepted stories and long-held myths associated with Ireland. This book transports readers to the Ireland of the past, and, through events such as the Europe's 16th century religious wars, the French and American revolutions, and Ireland's policy of neutrality during World War II, examines how world events have shaped the country from 8000 BC to the present. Spanning Irish history from the first settlement to the current financial crisis, this book is sure to fascinate anyone who is interested in Ireland and its past.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.48(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
NEIL HEGARTY's short fiction and essays have been published widely, and his writing has appeared in the Irish Times and Daily Telegraph. Neil holds a PhD in English literature from Trinity College Dublin. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Irish history is one full of turmoil, battle and even unsettled government and land ownership today. The Story of Ireland does a supreme job covering these topics, the times, the turmoil of a people and nation divided trying to find their place in an ever changing world. The author is more than a little light on history of the Druids, mentioning them on only two pages and mentioned in reference only. Yet, Druids seem to have played a major role in Ireland history including some druidic customs still found in Irish customs today. So sit back, enjoy the journey as you experience the continuous changes in the history of Ireland... You will reveal Ireland was and still is fought over.