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  • The Archaeology of Caves in Irelandby Marion Dowd

    Oxbow Books 2015; US$ 42.50

    The archaeology of caves in Ireland is a ground-breaking and unique study of the enigmatic, unseen and dark silent world of caves. People have engaged with caves for the duration of human occupation of the island, spanning 10,000 years. In prehistory, subterranean landscapes were associated with the dead and the spirit world, with evidence for burials,... more...

  • Whose Past is it Anywayby Jude Collins

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    The next ten years ? 2012-2022 ? have been referred to as ?the decade of centenaries?. This book focuses on three of those centenaries: the signing of the Ulster Covenant (2012), the Easter Rising (2016) and the Battle of the Somme (2016). It consists of sixteen extended interviews with politicians, artists and writers from the north and south of... more...

  • Maritime Wexfordby Nick Rossiter; Jack O'Leary

    The History Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Wexford has always had a close relationship with the sea. One of the county?s most famous sons, John Barry, is known as the Father of the US Navy and, in Maritime Wexford, columnist Jack O?Leary and local historian Nicky Rossiter take the reader on a voyage that touches on this and many other stories of Wexford?s maritime devlopment.Taking in the early... more...

  • Wars of the Irish Kingsby David W. McCullough

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 25.99

    For the first thousand years of its history, Ireland was shaped by its monasteries and its wars. The artistic flourishing of the monasteries has received a good deal of attention, but the violent and varied wars have in recent years gone unremembered. In Wars of the Irish Kings , David Willis McCullough has turned back to the earliest accounts of... more...

  • A History of Irish Thoughtby Thomas Duddy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    The first complete introduction to the subject ever published, A History of Irish Thought presents an inclusive survey of Irish thought and the history of Irish ideas against the backdrop of current political and social change in Ireland. Clearly written and engaging, the survey introduces an array of philosophers, polemicists, ideologists, satirists,... more...

  • Postnationalist Irelandby Richard Kearney

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    The encroachment of globalization and demands for greater regional autonomy have had a profound effect on the way we picture Ireland. This challenging new look at the key of sovereignty asks us how we should think about the identity of a postnationalist' Ireland. Richard Kearney goes to the heart of the conflict over demand for communal identity ... more...

  • The Making of Irelandby James Lydon

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95

    The Making of Ireland by James Lydon provides an accessible history of Ireland from the earliest times. James Lydon recounts, in colourful detail, the waves of settlers, missionaries and invaders which have come to Ireland since pre-history and offers a long perspective on Irish history right up to the present time. This comprehensive survey includes... more...

  • Defenders of the Unionby D.George Boyce; Alan O'Day

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 50.95

    Defenders of the Union is a concise and readable overview of the history and contentious politics of Unionism and the affect it has had on Anglo-Irish relations over the last two hundred years. It is an essential guide to this confusing topic and covers key areas such as: * definition of unionism * establishment of the union * Unionist literature... more...

  • We Are But Womenby Dr Roger Sawyer; Roger Sawyer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    We Are But Women sets the history of Irish women in the context of the broad sweep of Irish history, dealing even-handedly with the diverse traditions of unionism and nationalism. Through an examination of exemplar individuals and organisations, the book traces the growth of Irish awareness of such `women's issues' as emancipation, divorce and abortion.... more...

  • The Archaeology of Medieval Irelandby Terry B. Barry

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    `This eagerly awaited book is an outstanding and right up-to-date summary of every excavation and investigation undertaken in Ireland into the earthworks, castles, ecclesiastical buildings and towns of the period from the arrival of the Anglo-Normans to the mid-sixteenth century...a most welcome synthesis and will be valued by the layperson, student... more...