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Few countries can boast as compelling and stirring a history as Ireland. This volume captures all the varied legacies of the Emerald Isle, from the earliest prehistoric communities and the first Christian settlements, through the centuries of turbulent change and creativity, right up to the present day. Written by a team of scholars--all of whom are native to Ireland--this book offers the most authoritative account of Irish history yet published for the general reader. Now available in a smaller, more convenient format, the widely praised and astonishingly in-depth Oxford History of Ireland offers readers the definitive companion to Irish lore, and one that will easily fit in an Aer Lingus traveling bag.

Emphasizing the paradoxes and ambiguities of Irish history, this book presents a more realistic picture than other histories. It explores, for example, the reasons behind the intense regional variations in agriculture, prosperity, and political affiliation in so small a land, and shows why Victorian norms prevail in certain areas of twentieth-century life. It also examines more familiar themes--such as the recurrent religious strife and the shaping of new political entities--and offers a special section on the interaction between Irish history and its rich literary tradition. Wide-ranging and highly readable, this vivid view of Ireland will entertain and inform anyone interested in this fascinating and colorful island nation.

About the Author

R. F. Foster is Professor of Irish History at Oxford University and the author of a number of books, including Lord Randolph Churchill: A Political Life.

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Foster, Roy
Foster, R. F.
Foster, R. F.
null, R. F.
Oxford University Press
Oxford England ;
History, World | Irish
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t. 2
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1 map
7.6 x 5.1 x 1 in 0.65 lb

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