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  • Early Irish Myths and Sagasby Jeffrey Gantz

    Penguin Books Ltd 1981; US$ 12.68

    First written down in the eighth century AD, these early Irish stories depict a far older world - part myth, part legend and part history. Rich with magic and achingly beautiful, they speak of a land of heroic battles, intense love and warrior ideals, in which the otherworld is explored and men mingle freely with the gods. From the vivid adventures... more...

  • The Archaeology of Early Medieval Irelandby Nancy Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    In the first major work on the subject for over 30 years, Nancy Edwards provides a critical survey of the archaeological evidence in Ireland (c. 400-1200), introducing material from many recently discovered sites as well as reassessing the importance of earlier excavations. Beginning with an assessment of Roman influence, Dr Edwards then discusses... more...

  • Churchillby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    This astute biography brilliantly captures, in one volume, the full range of Winston Churchill's astonishing career. perhaps the greatest political figure of modern times, Churchill's achievement extended well beyond his emblematic role in the Second World War. Piers Brendon brings great wit and dozens of pungent anecdotes to this penetrating account,... more...

  • Famine Echoes ? Folk Memories of the Great Irish Famineby Cathal Poirteir

    Gill Books 1995; US$ 3.99

    Famine Echoes is a groundbreaking oral account of the Great Irish Potato Famine of 1845?52 in which over one million people died and nearly two million emigrated. Telling the stories of its victims in their own words and those of their descendants, this book offers a unique perspective on the defining event of modern Irish history. more...

  • A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes ? Everything You?ve Ever Wanted to Know About Irish Historyby Jonathan Bardon

    Gill Books 2008; US$ 9.99

    From invasions to rebellions, heroic martyrs to pragmatic politicians, A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes by renowned historian Jonathan Bardon will take you on a sweeping journey through Irish history, getting behind the historical headlines to reveal the lived experience of Irish people. more...

  • The Bloody Red Handby Derek Lundy

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 19.00

    A bestselling chronicler of the sea turns to a trio of his own ancestors to see what memory and the selective plundering of history has made of the truth in Northern Ireland. The name ?Lundy? is synonymous with traitor in Ulster. Derek Lundy?s first ancestral subject was the Protestant governor of Derry in 1688, just before it came under siege by... more...

  • Irish Identities in Victorian Britainby Roger Swift; Sheridan Gilley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Recent studies of the experiences of Irish migrants in Victorian Britain have emphasized the significance of the themes of change, continuity, resistance and accommodation in the creation of a rich and diverse migrant culture within which a variety of Irish identities co-existed and sometimes competed. In contributing to this burgeoning historiography,... more...

  • Celtic Gods and Heroesby Marie-Louise Sjoestedt

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Noted French scholar and linguist discusses gods of the continental Celts, beginnings of mythology in Ireland, Irish mother-goddesses and chieftain-gods, and heroes. more...

  • The Life of St. Patrick and His Place in Historyby John B. Bury

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Classic 1905 biography depicts the saint's early life in fourth-century Britain, abduction by Irish raiders, conversion to Christianity, and lifelong efforts to convert pagans and found churches. Extensively researched, clearly written. more...

  • In Search of the Promised Land: The Politics of Post-War Ireland, 1945-1961by Gary Murphy

    Mercier Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    In In Search of the Promised Land, Gary Murphy argues against the thesis of Tom Garvin and his work, Preventing the Future. In that book, Garvin argues that old culture, old ideas and the repression of the Church held Ireland's development in check through the 1940s and 1950s. Gary Murphy suggests that our government and civil service leaders were... more...