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Irish History For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-99587-6
448 pages
July 2011
US $19.99 Add to Cart
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, Davis, 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

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