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Britannia Overruled : British Policy and World Power in the Twentieth Century (2ND 00 Edition)
Britannia Overruled : British Policy and World Power in the Twentieth Century (2ND 00 Edition)
by David Reynolds
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Britannia Overruled has established itself as the pre-eminent overview of 20th century British foreign policy Surveys the transformation of the modern world through the spread of industrialisation, the emergence of new powers and the reaction... (read more)

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Irish Experience : a Concise History (3RD 10 Edition)
Irish Experience : a Concise History (3RD 10 Edition)
by Thomas E. Hachey
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In the third edition of their history of modern Ireland, Hachey (history, Boston College) and McCaffrey (history, Loyola University, Chicago) bring the story up to the end of 2009 and the declawing of the Celtic Tiger. They begin with a background of... (read more)

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New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603
New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603
by Susan Brigden
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No period in British history has more resonance and mystery today than the sixteenth century. New Worlds, Lost Worlds brings the atmosphere and events of this great epoch to life. Exploring the underlying religious motivations for the savage violence and... (read more)

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Nineteenth Century : British Isles, 1815-1901 (00 Edition)
Nineteenth Century : British Isles, 1815-1901 (00 Edition)
by Colin (ed.) Matthew
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This new eleven-volume series will span the history of the British Isles from the Roman Era to the present. Each volume consists of essays by leading historians who focus on key issues for the period--including society, economy, religion, politics, and... (read more)

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Enlightened Economy (09 Edition)
Enlightened Economy (09 Edition)
by Joel Mokyr
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This book focuses on the importance of ideological and institutional factors in the rapid development of the British economy during the years between the Glorious Revolution and the Crystal Palace Exhibition. Joel Mokyr shows that we cannot understand... (read more)

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Irish Art: A Concise History (World of Art)
Irish Art: A Concise History (World of Art)
by Bruce Arnold
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Irish art of the early Christian era is justly celebrated. So, too, are the individual contributions of artists such as Jack B. Yeats. What is perhaps less widely accepted is the existence of a continuing and developing tradition of Irish art from the... (read more)

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Ireland : Inventing the Nation (03 Edition)
Ireland : Inventing the Nation (03 Edition)
by Richard Vincent Comerford
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This book provides a fascinating history of Ireland, focusing on the ways in which the nation has been depicted by competing interests, from political factions to religious groups to commercial powers. The book examines the origins of Ireland's various... (read more)

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Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland
Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland
by Malachy Mccourt
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New York Times best-selling author Malachy McCourt offers an authoritative and engrossing one-volume chronicle of Ireland from pre-Christian times to the present, told with Irish flair by the gifted storyteller. The pages are populated with figures from... (read more)

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Insurrection in Dublin (78 Edition)
Insurrection in Dublin (78 Edition)
by James Stephens
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The Insurrection in Dublin was first published in October 1916, barely six months after the Irish Volunteers' Easter Rising took place. The text was never revised so that it has retained the sense of immediacy that makes it one of the classic works of... (read more)

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British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective (09 Edition)
British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective (09 Edition)
by Robert C. Allen
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Why did the industrial revolution take place in eighteenth-century Britain and not elsewhere in Europe or Asia? In this convincing new account Robert Allen argues that the British industrial revolution was a successful response to the global economy of... (read more)

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland (Oxford Illustrated Histories)
The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland (Oxford Illustrated Histories)
by Roy Foster
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Few countries in the world have such a compelling, individual, and stirring history as Ireland. This new volume, the latest in the widely acclaimed Oxford Illustrated Histories series, offers the most authoritative account of Irish history yet published... (read more)

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Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain : a Reader (01 Edition)
Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain : a Reader (01 Edition)
by Antoinette M. Burton
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Politics and Empire in Victorian Britain: A Reader is the first source book to track the role the British Empire played in domestic politics, social attitudes and intellectual and cultural life. Unlike most other books on this subject, the reader also... (read more)

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Short History of Ireland (96 Edition)
Short History of Ireland (96 Edition)
by Sean Mcmahon
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This concise and even-handed account gives the history of Ireland since the earliest times. It shirks nothing, exaggerates nothing. The heroes and villains are there, the former perhaps not so heroic, the others less evil than tradition has painted them.... (read more)

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Michael Collins and the Troubles: The Struggle for Irish Freedom, 1912-1922
Michael Collins and the Troubles: The Struggle for Irish Freedom, 1912-1922
by Ulick Oconnor
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Michael Collins played a crucial role in rekindling Ireland's aspirations for freedom. A leading figure in the nation's bitter and bloody resistance to British Rule, he played a key part in reshaping Ireland's history as we know it today. Ulick O'Connor... (read more)

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Patrick Pearse and the Politics of Redemption : the Mind of the Easter Rising, 1916 (94 Edition)
Patrick Pearse and the Politics of Redemption : the Mind of the Easter Rising, 1916 (94 Edition)
by Sean F. Moran
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An intriguing analysis of Pearse within the context of contemporary Irish politics and culture.... (read more)

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Ruling Brittania : Political History of Britain, 1688-1988 (90 Edition)
Ruling Brittania : Political History of Britain, 1688-1988 (90 Edition)
by Glyn Williams
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This is a detailed political review of the three centuries of modern British history from the Glorious Revolution to Margaret Thatcher. The vast mass of scholarly research that continues to appear on these years has made an up-to-date study of this sort -... (read more)

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Sun Dancing: Life in a Medieval Irish Monastery and How Celtic Spirituality Influenced the World
Sun Dancing: Life in a Medieval Irish Monastery and How Celtic Spirituality Influenced the World
by Geoffrey Moorhouse
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Visible on a clear day off the west coast of Ireland, the Skellig Islands, a cluster of cruel rocks, rise spectacularly from the Atlantic Ocean. A sanctuary to birds and seals today, for over six hundred years during the middle ages it was a center for a... (read more)

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Past Speaks, Volume II : Sources and Problems in British History Since 1688 (2ND 93 Edition)
Past Speaks, Volume II : Sources and Problems in British History Since 1688 (2ND 93 Edition)
by Walter L. Arnstein
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The Past Speaks provides primary documents arranged thematically to address a number of historical problems. It includes selections on the impact of the French Revolution, Victorian sexuality, and trench warfare in World War I, and chapters on political... (read more)

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The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914 (Chicago History of American Civilization)
The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914 (Chicago History of American Civilization)
by Samuel P Hays
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In this new edition, Samuel P. Hays expands the scope of his pioneering account of the ways in which Americans reacted to industrialism during its early years from 1885 to 1914. Hays now deepens his coverage of cultural transformations in a study well... (read more)

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British Imperial Century, 1815-
British Imperial Century, 1815-
by Timothy Parsons
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In an exceptionally concise and informative fashion, The British Imperial Century offers its readers a comprehensive overview of the formation and administration of the empire from its origins in the early nineteenth century, to its climax at mid-century,... (read more)

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