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Author Lydon, James F.

Title The making of Ireland : from ancient times to the present / James Lydon
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1998


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Description viii, 425 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Saints and scholars: Early Christian Ireland -- 2. The Viking impact -- 3. Church reform and political change -- 4. The feudal lordship -- 5. The two nations -- 6. The Geraldine supremacy -- 7. The end of the old order -- 8. A new Ireland -- 9. A Protestant kingdom, 1660-91 -- 10. Protestant nationalism and the Anglican ascendancy -- 11. The emergence of Catholic Ireland -- 12. Revolution and emancipation -- 13. The genesis of home rule -- 14. The struggle for independence -- 15. Towards a Republic -- Epilogue: The new Ireland
Summary This book is a history of Ireland from the earliest times. It discusses the arrival of St. Patrick in the 5th century, Henry II in the 12th century, and explores how numerous soldiers, traders, craftsmen, and settlers have shaped the political and cultural climate of Ireland and fashioned the Irish nation. It also follows Ireland's long and grievous entanglement with England from its beginning through to the present troubles. -- Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [398]-406) and index
Subject Ireland -- History.
LC no. 98013707
ISBN 041501347X
0415013488 (paperback)