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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
by Thomas Cahill
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The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's... (read more)

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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History)
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History)
by Thomas Cahill
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A delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little known "hinge" of history in which the author shows that the Irish were not only conservators of civilization, but became shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on Western... (read more)

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Story of the Irish Race
Story of the Irish Race
by Seumas Macmanus
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Here is the whole saga of the Irish from earliest times to the present. Learn about Irish history, culture, religion, laws, arts, antiquities, folklore, trade, literature, heroes, and more. Although a work of sound scholarship, it is as easy to read as a... (read more)

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The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy
The Famine Plot: England's Role in Ireland's Greatest Tragedy
by Tim Pat Coogan
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During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the nineteenth century, fully a quarter of Ireland’s citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated in what came to be known as Gorta Mór, the Great Hunger.... (read more)

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Gypsum Mining and the Shirley Estate in South Monaghan, 1800-1936
Gypsum Mining and the Shirley Estate in South Monaghan, 1800-1936
by Michael Mcdermott
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In the early 1800s, a fruitless pursuit of coal on the Shirley estate in south Monaghan led to the discovery and the intermittent exploitation of gypsum on the estate lands. In portraying the inter-related fortunes of the Shirley family, the mines, and... (read more)

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Dublin Slums, 1800-1925: A Study in Urban Geography
Dublin Slums, 1800-1925: A Study in Urban Geography
by Jacinta Prunty
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Based on source materials ranging from public inquiries and property valuations to the records created by women charity workers, such as Margaret Aylward, the slum geography of the city is meticulously recreated in this thoroughly original book. The... (read more)

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Newspapers and Newsmakers: The Dublin Nationalist Press in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Newspapers and Newsmakers: The Dublin Nationalist Press in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
by Ann Andrews
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Focusing on the years 1842 to 1867, Newspapers and Newsmakers evaluates the impact of the Dublin nationalist press on the Irish nationalist cause in its aspirations to overthrow the 1800 Act of Union and establish an independent Irish nation. The Dublin... (read more)

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The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story
The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story
by Angela Bourke
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In 1895, Bridget Cleary, a strong-minded and independent young woman, disappeared from her house in rural Tipperary. At first her family claimed she had been taken by fairies-but then her badly burned body was found in a shallow grave. Bridget's husband,... (read more)

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Ireland: a History (11 Edition)
Ireland: a History (11 Edition)
by Bartlett Thoma
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Ireland has rarely been out of the news during the past thirty years. Whether as a war-zone in which Catholic nationalists and Protestant Unionists struggled for supremacy, a case study in conflict resolution or an economy that for a time promised to... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #94: The Celts: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #94: The Celts: A Very Short Introduction
by Barry Cunliffe
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-149) and index.... (read more)

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Michael Collins
Michael Collins
by Tim Pat Coogan
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When the Irish nationalist Michael Collins signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921, he observed to Lord Birkenhead that he may have signed his own death warrant. In August 1922 that prophecy came true when Collins was ambushed, shot and killed by... (read more)

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Formations of Violence: The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland
Formations of Violence: The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland
by Allen Feldman
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"A sophisticated and persuasive late-modernist political analysis that consistently draws the reader into the narratives of the author and those of the people of violence in Northern Ireland to whom he talked. . . . Simply put, this book is a feast for... (read more)

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Revolutionary Ireland, 1912-25
Revolutionary Ireland, 1912-25
by Robert Lynch
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Revolutionary Ireland, 1912-25 analyses the main events in Ireland from the initial crisis over the Third Home Rule Bill in 1912 to the consolidation of partition Ulster with the settling of the boundary issue in 1925.Written with particular reference to... (read more)

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In Search of Ancient Ireland : the Origins of the Irish From Neolithic Times To the Coming of the English (02 Edition)
In Search of Ancient Ireland : the Origins of the Irish From Neolithic Times To the Coming of the English (02 Edition)
by Carmel Mccaffrey
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This engaging book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age to 1167 A.D., when a Norman invasion brought the country under control of... (read more)

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Researching Your Irish Ancestors at Home and Abroad
Researching Your Irish Ancestors at Home and Abroad
by David R. Elliott
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This book will help all those, no matter where they live, who are searching for ancestors in Ireland. David R. Elliott has taken eight research trips to Ireland on behalf of his clients and has worked in most archival repositories in the Republic of... (read more)

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An Irish-Speaking Island: State, Religion, Community, and the Linguistic Landscape in Ireland, 1770-1870 (History of Ireland & the Irish Diaspora)
An Irish-Speaking Island: State, Religion, Community, and the Linguistic Landscape in Ireland, 1770-1870 (History of Ireland & the Irish Diaspora)
by Nicholas M. Wolf
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After 1770, Ireland experienced the establishment of modern forms of Irish Catholicism, new engagement by the public with the political process, and the growth of the modern state, represented by new legal and educational systems. An Irish-Speaking... (read more)

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Revolutionary Ireland, 1912-25
Revolutionary Ireland, 1912-25
by Robert Lynch
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Revolutionary Ireland, 1912-25 analyses the main events in Ireland from the initial crisis over the Third Home Rule Bill in 1912 to the consolidation of partition Ulster with the settling of the boundary issue in 1925.Written with particular reference to... (read more)

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Carlow, the Manor & Town, 1674-1721
Carlow, the Manor & Town, 1674-1721
by Thomas King
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This book is concerned with the management of a small estate, the property of the O'Briens, which also happened to contain the important town of Carlow, in a time of major change in Ireland; the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. It charts... (read more)

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Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman
Are You Somebody?: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman
by Nuala O'Faolain
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Nuala O'Faolain attracted a huge amount of critical praise and a wide audience with the literary debut of Are You Somebody? Her midlife exploration of life's love, pain, loneliness, and self- discovery won her fans worldwide who write and tell her how... (read more)

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Bishop in the Dock: The Sedition Trial of James Liston in New Zealand
Bishop in the Dock: The Sedition Trial of James Liston in New Zealand
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'I am a native of New Zealand and I love my country very well. In every land the children of Ireland this day are gathered by some common and holy impulse to rejoice that at long last they have won some measure of freedom and to hope that for complete... (read more)

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