Oxford Companion to Irish History
edited by S.J. Connolly
(hardback; 30.00 IRP / 45.00 USD)
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This book offers a radically new introduction, comprehensive yet accessible, to all aspects of the fascinating and complex history of Ireland. Written by a team of 87 specialist authors, its 1800 entries cover this history of Ireland and its peoples, from earliest times to the late 20th century, and Ireland's impact beyond its shores, in shaping countries as far apart as the United States and Australia.
It redefines Irish History, offering a fresh approach to the varied subjects of Aer Lingus, ballads, boxing, insanity, motor cars, prostitution, and teacher training find a place alongside more traditional entries like Michael Collins, Home Rule, partition, and St. Patrick.
It is designed for reading and reference, to meet the needs of all readers from scholars and students to anyone with an interest in Ireland, providing concise definitions and reliable factual information together with in-depth analytical essays on general themes and issues.
Its entries are arranged A-Z and fully cross-referenced, while a useful topical index guides the reader to related entries.
This book is a groundbreaking new guide to all aspects of Irish history!
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