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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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Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 (Rev 09 Edition)
Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 (Rev 09 Edition)
by Linda Colley
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How was Great Britain made? And what does it mean to be British? This brilliant and seminal book examines how a more cohesive British nation was invented after 1707 and how this new national identity was nurtured through war, religion, trade, and empire.... (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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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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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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Rebel Hearts: Journeys Within the IRA's Soul
Rebel Hearts: Journeys Within the IRA's Soul
by Kevin Toolis
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For ten years Kevin Toolis investigated the lives of the IRA soldiers who wage a secret battle against the British State. His journeys took him from the back kitchens of Belfast, where men joked while making two-thousand-pound bombs, to prisons for... (read more)

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Ireland : the Twentieth Century (98 Edition)
Ireland : the Twentieth Century (98 Edition)
by Charles Townshend
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Ireland in the twentieth century has had a very different history from that of most other western European countries. The two most profound shocks of the century, the world wars, met Ireland obliquely while partition and civil war were embittering first... (read more)

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Conquest and Union : Fashioning a British State, 1485-1725 (95 Edition)
Conquest and Union : Fashioning a British State, 1485-1725 (95 Edition)
by Steven G. Ellis
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This text examines the formation of the British state. Topics covered include: Tudor state formation; Tudor reform in Wales and Ireland; Anglo-Scottish Protestant culture; the Anglican Church and the unity of Britain; and the Gaelic reaction to the... (read more)

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The World of the Celts
The World of the Celts
by Simon James
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An introduction to the world of the Celts which looks at all aspects of their history. Individual sections chart their rise, their way of life from farming to feasting, their wars, their gods, and their crafstmanship. Also highlighted is the subject of... (read more)

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Ends of Life (09 Edition)
Ends of Life (09 Edition)
by Keith Thomas
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Hailed as "immediately and universally recognized as indispensable" (TLS) and "compellingly readable, richly researched, fascinatingly detailed, delightfully written" (LRB), here is a masterful exploration of the ways in which people sought to lead... (read more)

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Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland : a Carroll Saga, 1500-1782 (00 Edition)
Princes of Ireland, Planters of Maryland : a Carroll Saga, 1500-1782 (00 Edition)
by Ronald Hoffman
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Charles Carroll of Carrollton is most often remembered as the sole Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. In this fascinating study of the Carrolls in Ireland and America, that act vindicates a family's determination to triumph without... (read more)

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Belfast Diary: War as a Way of Life
Belfast Diary: War as a Way of Life
by John Conroy
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Resolution of intractable problems around the world requires understanding ordinary people as well as leaders. This street-level view of Northern Ireland provides the best explanation of the twenty-five-year conflict.... (read more)

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The Great Irish Famine (Thomas Davis Lecture Series)
The Great Irish Famine (Thomas Davis Lecture Series)
by Cathal Poirteir
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The first U.S. edition of what has been described as the "most representative way into the famine debate" -- The World of... (read more)

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Britain Since 1707 (10 Edition)
Britain Since 1707 (10 Edition)
by Callum Browna
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Britain since 1707 is the first single-volume book to cover the complex and multi-layered history of Great Britain from its inception until 2007.   Bringing together political, economic, social and cultural history, the book offers a reliable and... (read more)

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Britain Since 1789 : a Concise History (99 Edition)
Britain Since 1789 : a Concise History (99 Edition)
by Martin Pugh
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This readable introduction to all the main themes and changes in British society between the late eighteenth century and the end of the 20th century is an ideal volume for anyone embarking on a study of this complex subject. The author considers the... (read more)

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Northern Ireland : Politics of War and Peace (01 - Old Edition)
Northern Ireland : Politics of War and Peace (01 - Old Edition)
by Paul Dixon
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Clearly and accessibly written and based on extensive research, Paul Dixon's book provides a lively new introduction to the nature and politics of the Northern Ireland conflict and to successive attempts to resolve it. Attempting to separate "propaganda... (read more)

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Understanding the Victorians: Politics, Culture and Society in Nineteenth-century Britain (12 Edition)
Understanding the Victorians: Politics, Culture and Society in Nineteenth-century Britain (12 Edition)
by Susie Steinbach
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The Victorian era was a time of dramatic change. During this period Britain ruled the largest empire on earth, witnessed the expansion of democracy, and developed universal education and mass print culture. Both its imperial might and the fact that it... (read more)

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Stone Voices : Search for Scotland (02 Edition)
Stone Voices : Search for Scotland (02 Edition)
by Neal Ascherson
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The rediscovery of Scotlands past and a wake-up call about its future, from a leading scholar-journalist Scotland has a new Parliament and it has North Sea oil, but is it yet an independent, self-sustaining democracy? Is it a true nation? In Stone Voices,... (read more)

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Scotland : Concise History (4TH 12 Edition)
Scotland : Concise History (4TH 12 Edition)
by Fitzroy Maclean
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"The Scots," said a censorious English member of Parliament in 1607, "have not suffered above two kings to die in their beds these two hundred years." He may have exaggerated, but undeniably Scotland has a rough and bloodstained history. Continuously in... (read more)

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Later Tudors : England, 1547-1603 (95 Edition)
Later Tudors : England, 1547-1603 (95 Edition)
by Penry Williams
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The Later Tudors, the second volume to be published in Oxford's authoritative series The New Oxford History of England, tells the story of England between the accession of Edward VI and the death of Elizabeth I. The second half of the sixteenth century... (read more)

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