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Irish history for dummies

Author: Mike Cronin
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, England : John Wiley & Sons, ©2006.
Series: --For dummies.
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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  Read more...
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History
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Cronin, Mike.
Irish history for dummies.
Chichester, West Sussex, England : John Wiley & Sons, ©2006
(OCoLC)64553957
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Cronin
ISBN: 0470026499 9780470026496 1280722363 9781280722363
OCLC Number: 86068456
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 410 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Table of Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: No Man Is an Ireland; Chapter 2: The First People Arrive; Chapter 3: The Early Irish Kings; Chapter 4: Snakes Alive! Christianity Comes to Ireland; Chapter 5: The Vikings Arrive First; Chapter 6: Irish vs. Norman Invaders ... But Who's in Charge?; Chapter 7: Boy Meets Gael: The Norman-Irish Alliance; Chapter 8: The Scottish-Irish Rebellion and Its Aftermath; Chapter 9: From Richard II to Henry IV: More Turmoil in Ireland; Chapter 10: Family Feuds I: TheWars of the Roses; Chapter 12: Religious Roundabouts and Irish Rebellion. Chapter 13: James I and the Plantations Charles I and Chaos; Chapter 14: Family Feuds II and III: The English Civil War, then William and James; Chapter 15: Going Irish? Grattan's Parliament and Wolfe Tone's Rebellion; Chapter 16: Going British: The Act of Union; Chapter 17: Three Strikes for Irish Independence: O'Connell, Davis, and Mitchel; Chapter 18: The Great Hunger and the Land War; Chapter 19: The Fight over Home Rule; Chapter 20.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Other Titles: Irish history
Responsibility: by Mike Cronin.

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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.

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