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Irish History for Dummies (For Dummies)

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A rip-roaring ride through the history of the Emerald Isle

Understand the people, disasters, and triumphs that have shaped Ireland

Ireland's story is an amazingly dramatic and intense one – and today the influence of Irish culture can be felt around the globe. This book helps you find out why, taking you on a rollercoaster journey through the highs and lows of Ireland's past including invasions, battles, executions, religious divide, uprisings, emigration – and hurling!

Discover

  • When and how Ireland became Celtic
  • Why Ireland and Britain¿s relationship is so complex
  • How Irish culture has evolved
  • The global impact of Irish emigration
  • Northern Ireland's rocky road to peace

Synopsis:

A rip-roaring ride through the history of the Emerald Isle

Ireland’ s story is an amazingly dramatic and intense one – and today the influence of Irish culture can be felt around the globe. This book helps you find out why, taking you on a rollercoaster journey through the highs and lows of Ireland’ s past including invasions, battles, executions, religious divide, uprisings, emigration – and Riverdance!

Mike Cronin is a lecturer at the Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, Dublin. He has written 5 books on Irish history.

Discover: When and how Ireland became Celtic Ireland and Britain’ s complex relationship The evolution of Irish culture How Irish emigration has affected the world Northern Ireland’ s rocky road to peace

Synopsis:

A friendly, informative guide to the Emerald Isle throughout history

Over 43 million Americans claim Irish descent– a fact that has helped books like How the Irish Saved Civilization become national bestsellers. Now, with this accessible guide, anyone can get a handle on Irish history. From St. Patrick and the Book of Kells to English invasions and depredations, from the potato famine and the Troubles to today’ s " Celtic Tiger" economy and fragile peace, historian Mike Cronin lays out the story of Ireland in all its tragic glory. For people everywhere who want to explore their Irish roots, this illuminating history is a great place to start.

Mike Cronin is a lecturer in the Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, Dublin. His many books on Ireland include A History of Ireland and The Wearing of the Green: A History of St. Patrick’ s Day.

Synopsis:

Over 43 million Americans claim Irish descent-a fact that has helped books like How the Irish Saved Civilization become national bestsellers. Now, with this accessible guide, anyone can get a handle on Irish history. From St. Patrick and the Book of Kells to English invasions and depredations, from the potato famine and the Troubles to today's "Celtic Tiger" economy and fragile peace, historian Mike Cronin lays out the story of Ireland in all its tragic glory. For people everywhere who want to explore their Irish roots, this illuminating history is a great place to start.

About the Author

Mike Cronin studied history at the University of Kent and at Oxford, and has taught history to university students for the past fifteen years. He has published widely on the history of Ireland, and also on the history of sport. His books include a history of sport and nationalism in Ireland, a jointly authored history of St Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world, and a general history of Ireland. He is currently the Academic Director at Boston College’s Centre for Irish Programmes in Dublin, and is researching the history of major public spectacles and festivals in twentieth century Ireland.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Saints and Kings: Ireland’s Early Years.

Chapter 1: No Man Is an Ireland.

Chapter 2: The First People Arrive.

Chapter 3: The Early Irish Kings.

Chapter 4: Snakes Alive! Christianity Comes to Ireland.

Part II: The Normans Are Coming! The Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries.

Chapter 5: The Vikings Arrive First.

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

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

Part III: The Invading English Kings: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries.

Chapter 8: The Scottish-Irish Rebellion and its Aftermath.

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

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

Part IV: Religious Wars and Family Feuds: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.

Chapter 11: Popes vs. Archbishops: The Reformation and Ireland.

Chapter 12: Religious Roundabouts and Irish Rebellion.

Chapter 13: James I and the Plantations; Charles I and Chaos.

Chapter 14: Family Feuds II and III: The English Civil War, then William and James.

Part V: Catholic and Protestant: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

Chapter 15: Going Irish? Grattan’s Parliament and Wolfe Tone’s Rebellion.

Chapter 16: Going British: The Act of Union.

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

Chapter 18: The Great Hunger and the Land War.

Chapter 19: The Fight Over Home Rule.

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

Chapter 20: Balls and Books in Irish: The Cultural Revival.

Chapter 21: Fighting Against Britain: The Revolution.

Chapter 22: One Land, Two Systems: Partition.

Chapter 23: Troubles Begin Again . . . And Maybe Finish.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten Top Turning Points.

Chapter 25: Ten Major Documents.

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

Chapter 27: Ten Great Irish Places to Visit.

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

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764570407
Author:
Cronin, Mike
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Ireland History.
Subject:
World
Subject:
World history
Subject:
World History-Ireland
Subject:
European History
Subject:
Eu
Subject:
ropean History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20110301
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
235 x 189 x 23 mm 28 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A rip-roaring ride through the history of the Emerald Isle

Ireland’ s story is an amazingly dramatic and intense one – and today the influence of Irish culture can be felt around the globe. This book helps you find out why, taking you on a rollercoaster journey through the highs and lows of Ireland’ s past including invasions, battles, executions, religious divide, uprisings, emigration – and Riverdance!

Mike Cronin is a lecturer at the Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, Dublin. He has written 5 books on Irish history.

Discover: When and how Ireland became Celtic Ireland and Britain’ s complex relationship The evolution of Irish culture How Irish emigration has affected the world Northern Ireland’ s rocky road to peace

"Synopsis" by , A friendly, informative guide to the Emerald Isle throughout history

Over 43 million Americans claim Irish descent– a fact that has helped books like How the Irish Saved Civilization become national bestsellers. Now, with this accessible guide, anyone can get a handle on Irish history. From St. Patrick and the Book of Kells to English invasions and depredations, from the potato famine and the Troubles to today’ s " Celtic Tiger" economy and fragile peace, historian Mike Cronin lays out the story of Ireland in all its tragic glory. For people everywhere who want to explore their Irish roots, this illuminating history is a great place to start.

Mike Cronin is a lecturer in the Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, Dublin. His many books on Ireland include A History of Ireland and The Wearing of the Green: A History of St. Patrick’ s Day.

"Synopsis" by , Over 43 million Americans claim Irish descent-a fact that has helped books like How the Irish Saved Civilization become national bestsellers. Now, with this accessible guide, anyone can get a handle on Irish history. From St. Patrick and the Book of Kells to English invasions and depredations, from the potato famine and the Troubles to today's "Celtic Tiger" economy and fragile peace, historian Mike Cronin lays out the story of Ireland in all its tragic glory. For people everywhere who want to explore their Irish roots, this illuminating history is a great place to start.
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