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A rip-roaring ride through the history of the Emerald Isle Ireland s story is an amazingly dramatic and intense one and today the influence of Irish culture can be felt around the globe. This book helps you find out why, taking you on a rollercoaster journey through the highs and lows of Ireland s past including invasions, battles, executions, religious divide, uprisings, emigration and Riverdance! Mike Cronin is a lecturer at the Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, Dublin. He has written 5 books on Irish history. Discover: When and how Ireland became Celtic Ireland and Britain s…mehr

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A rip-roaring ride through the history of the Emerald Isle Ireland s story is an amazingly dramatic and intense one and today the influence of Irish culture can be felt around the globe. This book helps you find out why, taking you on a rollercoaster journey through the highs and lows of Ireland s past including invasions, battles, executions, religious divide, uprisings, emigration and Riverdance! Mike Cronin is a lecturer at the Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, Dublin. He has written 5 books on Irish history. Discover: When and how Ireland became Celtic Ireland and Britain s complex relationship The evolution of Irish culture How Irish emigration has affected the world Northern Ireland s rocky road to peace

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 432
  • Erscheinungstermin: 14.02.2011
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781119997283
  • Artikelnr.: 38262439
Autorenporträt
Mike Cronin studied history at the University of Kent and at Oxford, and has taught history to university students for the past fifteen years. He has published widely on the history of Ireland, and also on the history of sport. His books include a history of sport and nationalism in Ireland, a jointly authored history of St Patrick's Day celebrations around the world, and a general history of Ireland. He is currently the Academic Director at Boston College's Centre for Irish Programmes in Dublin, and is researching the history of major public spectacles and festivals in twentieth century Ireland.
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Introduction 1 Part I: The Snakes Leave Ireland 9 Chapter 1: No Man Is an Ireland 11 Chapter 2: The First People Arrive 21 Chapter 3: The Early Irish Kings 35 Chapter 4: Snakes Alive! Christianity Comes to Ireland 45 Part II: The Normans Are Coming! The Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries 63 Chapter 5: The Vikings Arrive First 65 Chapter 6: Irish vs Norman Invaders But Who's in Charge? 79 Chapter 7: Boy Meets Gael: The Norman-Irish Alliance 93 Part III: The Invading English Kings: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries 109 Chapter 8: The Scottish-Irish Rebellion and Its Aftermath 111 Chapter 9: From Richard II to Henry IV: More Turmoil in Ireland 127 Chapter 10: Family Feuds I: The Wars of the Roses 139 Part IV: Religious Wars and Family Feuds: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 155 Chapter 11: Popes Versus Archbishops: The Reformation and Ireland 157 Chapter 12: Religious Roundabouts and Irish Rebellion 169 Chapter 13: James I and the Plantations; Charles I and Chaos 185 Chapter 14: Family Feuds II and III: The English Civil War
then William and James 201 Part V: Catholic and Protestant: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 217 Chapter 15: Going Irish? Grattan's Parliament and Wolfe Tone's Rebellion 219 Chapter 16: Going British: The Act of Union 231 Chapter 17: Three Strikes for Irish Independence: O'Connell
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and Mitchel 247 Chapter 18: The Great Hunger and the Land War 263 Chapter 19: The Fight Over Home Rule 283 Part VI: Divided in Two: Life from the 1880s 299 Chapter 20: Balls and Books in Irish: The Cultural Revival 301 Chapter 21: Fighting Against Britain: The Revolution 315 Chapter 22: One Land
Two Systems: Partition 329 Chapter 23: Troubles Begin Again And Maybe Finish 347 Part VII: The Part of Tens 369 Chapter 24: Ten Top Turning Points 371 Chapter 25: Ten Major Documents 375 Chapter 26: Ten Things the Irish Have Given the World 379 Chapter 27: Ten Great Irish Places to Visit 385 Chapter 28: Ten Irish People Who Should Be Better Known 391 Index 397