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Prodigals and Geniuses: The Writers and Artists of Dublin's Baggotonia
Prodigals and Geniuses: The Writers and Artists of Dublin's Baggotonia
by Brendan. Lynch
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Baggotonia refers to the area of Dublin centered on Baggot and Leeson Street, and bounded by the Grand Canal, that has been home to many of Ireland's greatest 19th- and 20th-century writers and artists. This volume reconstructs the cultural milieu of... (read more)

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Woodbrook
Woodbrook
by David Thomson
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Woodbrook is a rare house that gives its name to a small, rural area in Ireland, not far from the old port of Sligo. In 1932 David Thomson went there as a tutor. He stayed for ten years.... (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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A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland
A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland
by Rebecca Solnit
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Travel and history intermingle in this elegant reflection on identity and memory. In her journey through Ireland, author Rebecca Solnit portrays in microcosm a history made up of great tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism, and tourism... (read more)

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The Great Famine and Beyond
The Great Famine and Beyond
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Historians from Britain and Belfast look not only at the migrations during the famine in 1845-51 during which Ireland lost half of her population, but also at subsequent migration and the fate of those who ended up in Britain. The 11 essays discuss past... (read more)

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Irish Civilization (13 Edition)
Irish Civilization (13 Edition)
by Arthur Aughey
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Irish Civilization provides the perfect background and introduction to both the history of Ireland until 1921 and the development of Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1921. This book illustrates how these two societies have developed in common but also... (read more)

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Irish Media: A Critical History, Since 1922
Irish Media: A Critical History, Since 1922
by John Horgan
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Irish Media: A Critical History maps the landscape of media in Ireland from the foundation of the modern state in 1922 to the present. Covering all principal media forms, print and electronic, in the Republic and in Northern Ireland, John Horgan shows... (read more)

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Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland
Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland
by Frances Finnegan
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Frances Finnegan traces the development of Ireland's Magdalen Asylums--homes that were founded in the mid-nineteenth century for the detention of prostitutes undergoing reform. The inmates of these asylums were discouraged-and many forcibly prevented... (read more)

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A University in Troubled Times
A University in Troubled Times
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Queens, Belfast, grew out of the Queens University in Ireland founded in 1845. It became independent in 1908-9 and until 1965 it was the only university in Northern Ireland. Queens occupies a special place in Ulster society; being looked upon by many... (read more)

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Killing for Ireland: The IRA and Armed Struggle
Killing for Ireland: The IRA and Armed Struggle
by Rogelio Alonso
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Killing for Ireland presents an unparalleled investigation of the motives and opinions of Irish republican activists. Based on over seventy interviews conducted with former and existing members of the IRA, the author also provides a rigorous evaluation... (read more)

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New Anatomy of Ireland: The Irish Protestants, 1649-1770
New Anatomy of Ireland: The Irish Protestants, 1649-1770
by Toby Barnard
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What was life like for Irish Protestants between the mid-seventeenth and the late-eighteenth centuries? How did experiences differ for peers, squires, and gentlemen, for soldiers and shopkeepers, for women and servants? Toby Barnard scrutinizes social... (read more)

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The Dirty War
The Dirty War
by Martin Dillon
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1969 was a year of rising tension, violence and change for the people of Northern Ireland. Rioting in Derry's Bogside led to the deployment of British troops and a shortlived, uneasy truce. The British army soon found itself engaged in an undercover war... (read more)

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Arthur O'Connor: The Most Important Irish Revolutionary You May Never Have Heard of
Arthur O'Connor: The Most Important Irish Revolutionary You May Never Have Heard of
by Clifford D. Conner
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ARTHUR O'CONNOR was an Irish revolutionary whose historical importance has been vastly underappreciated. He was the most important leader of the United Irishmen, the powerful conspiracy that culminated in the Rebellion of 1798. Although that uprising... (read more)

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Donegal & the Civil War: The Untold Story
Donegal & the Civil War: The Untold Story
by Liam O. Duibhir
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This volume chronicles the unique course of the Irish Civil War as it played out in the far Northwestern corner of the island in the county Donegal. As the War of Independence drew to a close, the small forces of the IRA in Donegal were largely made... (read more)

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Civil War in Ulster: Its Objects and Probable Results (Classics of Irish History,)
Civil War in Ulster: Its Objects and Probable Results (Classics of Irish History,)
by Joseph Johnston
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Roy Johnston was an Ulster Protestant Liberal, in favor of Home Rule by Britain. He published this book in 1913 to persuade the majority of Ulstermen that the dangers they saw were imaginary, and that avoiding Home Rule was not worth a civil war. He... (read more)

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The Eternal Paddy: Irish Identity and the British Press, 1798-1882 (History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora)
The Eternal Paddy: Irish Identity and the British Press, 1798-1882 (History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora)
by Michael Willem De Nie
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In "The Eternal Paddy, Michael de Nie examines anti-Irish prejudice, Anglo-Irish relations, and the construction of Irish and British identities in nineteenth-century Britain. This book provides a new, more inclusive approach to the study of Irish... (read more)

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Freemasonry in Ulster, 1733-1813: A Social and Political History of the Masonic Brotherhood in the North of Ireland
Freemasonry in Ulster, 1733-1813: A Social and Political History of the Masonic Brotherhood in the North of Ireland
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This book explores the role of freemasonry in the Volunteer movement of the 1780s and in the struggles over Catholic emancipation, parliamentary reform, revolution and counter-revolution in the 1790s. Based on original research, the book addresses many... (read more)

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Ireland in Transition, 1867-1921
Ireland in Transition, 1867-1921
by David George (edt) Boyce
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This wide-ranging collection brings together multiple perspectives on a key period in Irish history, from the Fenian Rising on 1867 to the creation of the Irish Free State, with a focus on the formation of Irish identity. The chapters, written by a wide... (read more)

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The Opening of University Education to Women in Ireland
The Opening of University Education to Women in Ireland
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This book examines the opening of university education to women in Ireland, locating the discussion within the wider social, political and cultural context of nineteenth century Irish society and within international developments in the reform of higher... (read more)

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Lordship in Medieval Ireland: Image and Reality
Lordship in Medieval Ireland: Image and Reality
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In this volume of the Study of Irish Historic Settlement series, scholars from the perspectives of archaeology, art history, and history offer insights into the development and consolidation of lordship in medieval Ireland as well as its demise by the... (read more)

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