Understand Irish History: A Teach Yourself Guide

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October 14, 2010


Paperback, 320 pages


0071747664 / 9780071747660


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A comprehensive guide to Irish history

Taking you from ancient Ireland up to recent conflicts, this book gives you an understanding of the background to events that have dominated the headlines in recent years. Consider the impact of recent political events on society and culture and discover the key figures who have characterized this dramatic history, in a book that will keep you hooked from beginning to end.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Ireland before 1500: a land of saints and scholars / Chapter 2 Reformation and rebellion / Chapter 3 From restoration to revolution / Chapter 4 Nationalism and Unionism / Chapter 5 Culture, society and politics / Chapter 6 Making the break / Chapter 7 The freedom to achieve freedom? / Chapter 8 A Protestant parliament and a Protestant state / Chapter 9 Breaking the links: the Irish Free State, 1922-39 / Chapter 10 Ireland and the Second World War / Chapter 11 Ireland in the post-war years / Chapter 12 Transforming the face of Ulster? The 1960s / Chapter 13 Countdown to chaos: ‘the Troubles’ begin / Chapter 14 The search for a solution: 1974-85 / Chapter 15 The beginning of the end: 1985-97 / Chapter 16 The Good Friday Agreement and its aftermath / Chapter 17 The Republic of Ireland since the 1960s / Abbreviations / Glossary / Taking it further / Index

Author comments

Author Profile
Finbar Madden is an experienced teacher and CCEA examiner and is currently Head of Government and Politics at St Columb's College, Derry. He lives in County Derry, Ireland.

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