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Ireland

  • From Protest to Pragmatismby David McCann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    How do two ideologically opposed governments co-operate? The Unionist government struggled to answer this question during the sixties and seventies. This book charts the development of this government's policy towards its neighbor in Southern Ireland and explains how it ended up in a total stalemate with the emergence of the Troubles. more...

  • Sociology in Irelandby Bryan Fanning; Andreas Hess

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book provides a short introduction to the emergence and development of sociology in Ireland until the present day.The institutionalization of the discipline came relatively late as it remained under the control of the Catholic Church. However, since the 1970s sociology has witnessed periods of considerable growth and professionalization. more...

  • Consumption and Culture in Sixteenth-Century Irelandby Susan Flavin

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 115.00

    A detailed study of changing patterns of consumption, showing how these related to wider political, social and economic developments. more...

  • The Irish in the Spanish Armies in the Seventeenth Centuryby Eduardo de Mesa

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    Provides a wealth of detail on how "the wild geese" - the Irish who refused to submit to the English - played a significant role in the armies of Spain. more...

  • Manuscript Recipe Books as Archaeological Objectsby Madeline Shanahan

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This is a detailed study of Irish manuscript recipe books dating from the mid-seventeenth century to the close of the Georgian period (1830) from the perspective of historical archaeology. It is the first published study of the Irish collection of manuscript recipe books, as well as the first published archaeological study of the genre globally.... more...

  • All The King's Womenby Derek Wilson

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.24

    The image of Charles II as a randy monarch who dragged the crown through the moral mire and irredeemably weakened its position has persisted throughout the three centuries since John Evelyn gave his judgement. That judgement, Derek Wilson argues, is okay as far as it goes. The Restoration court did set an example of cynical libertinism that provoked... more...

  • Renegadesby Adrian Weale

    Random House 2014; US$ 17.02

    At the end of the Second World War, nearly 200 British citizens were under investigation for assisting Nazi Germany. Some have remained notorious, such as William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) and John Amery who went to the gallows for High Treason, but as this meticulously researched study shows, men like Joyce and Amery are only the visible part of a much... more...

  • In The Lion's Courtby Derek Wilson

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.24

    Derek Wilson examines a set of relationships which illustrate just how dangerous life was in the court of the Tudor lion. He tells the interlocking stories of six men - all, curiously, called Thomas - whose ambitions and principles brought them face to face with violent death. Thomas Wolsey was an accused traitor on his way to the block when a kinder... more...

  • Ireland: A Luminous Beautyby Peter Harbison; Leslie Conron Carola

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    Island light is magical. And none more so than Ireland?s. Ireland?s light floods the landscape,áluring the senses with a restless presence. The water surrounding and carving through the island reflects back to us theáever-changing movement ofáthe wind-blown clouds and light. Stop for a minute and the settings change: what was straight is bent, light... more...

  • Eamonn Ceanntby Mary Gallagher

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The son of a Head Constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary, by the age of twenty-five, ╔amonnáCeannt was married with a young son. He played the uilleann pipes and was passionate about the Irish language. His commitment to a politically independent, Gaelic-speaking Ireland led him from the classrooms of the Gaelic League to the National Council... more...