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  • Social change and everyday life in Ireland, 1850-1922by Catriona Clear

    Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00

    Men and women who were born, grew up and died in Ireland between 1850 and 1922 made decisions - to train, to emigrate, to stay at home, to marry, to stay single, to stay at school - based on the knowledge and resources they had at the time. This, the first comprehensive social history of Ireland for the period 1850-1922 to appear since 1981, tries... more...

  • Insubordinate Irishby Mícheál Ó hAodha

    Manchester University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    This book traces a number of common themes relating to the representation of Irish Travellers in Irish popular tradition and how these themes have impacted on Ireland’s collective imagination. A particular focus of the book is on the exploration of the Traveller as “Other”, an "Other" who is perceived as both inside and outside... more...

  • The Rising: Easter 1916by Fearghal McGarry

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    The Easter Rising of 1916 not only destroyed much of the centre of Dublin - it changed the course of Irish history. But how did it achieve this? What role did people from ordinary backgrounds play in the making of the Irish revolution and what motivated them to take part in it? What did the rebels think they could achieve? And what kind of a republic... more...

  • Ireland in Conflict 1922-1998by T.G. Fraser

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 30.95

    Ireland in Conflict, 1922-1998 sets out the main political, economic and social developments in Ireland, north and south of the border, since the 1922 treaty. This book explains the troubles in their context and examines the underlying tensions which led to prolonged violence after a period of relative civil peace and rising prosperity. Ireland... 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...

  • Dublin Nazi No. 1by Gerry Mullins

    Liberties Press 2013; US$ 11.65

    In the 1930s, Dr Adolf Mahr was head of the National Museum of Ireland, where he earned the title ‘the father of Irish archaeology?. He was also the head of the Nazi Party in Ireland, and was dubbed ‘Dublin Nazi No. 1?. Under pressure from Irish and British military intelligence, he left for Germany shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939, never... more...

  • The World of Mary O'Connell 1778-1836by Erin L. Bishop

    The Lilliput Press 1999; US$ 10.19

    In 1800 Daniel O'Connell, a young Kerry barrister who had just made his first forays into national politics, began a clandestine correspondence with his distant cousin Mary O'Connell of Tralee. Two years later Daniel secretly married the dowerless Mary in Dublin, jeopardizing his inheritance and forging a bond that would last until Mary's death in... more...

  • Pale Green Light Orangeby Niall Rudd

    The Lilliput Press 1993; US$ 14.57

    The only child of a middle-class Methodist couple in suburban Clontarf, Niall Rudd attended High School, Dublin, 1936-9, Methodist College, Belfast, 1939-46 (its ground floor sand-bagged, its windows permanently blacked out), and completed his studies at Trinity College, Dublin, 1946-50. Suspended between several worlds-a Protestant in north... more...

  • Ireland and the Atlantic Heritageby E. Estyn Evans; Henry Glassie

    The Lilliput Press 1996; US$ 14.57

    Henry Glassie, in his Foreword, describes Estyn Evans, the great geographer-historian of Belfast, as 'one in a tiny aristocracy of the mind who created the intellectual world we inhabit and whose writings will inspire scholars yet unborn'. This is manifest in the depth of knowledge and in the exhilarating grasp of detail and method to be found in... more...

  • A Flame Now Quenchedby Liam Kelly

    The Lilliput Press 1998; US$ 7.28

    The Irish rebellion of 1798 comprised a scattered series of local uprisings and desperate incursions that, tragically for the rebels, failed to cohere. This fascinating portrait of County Leitrim in the 1790s provides important insights into the rebellion in Connaught. In Leitrim, the spirit of rebellion peaked in 1795 - three years before General... more...