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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...

  • The Irish Art of Controversyby Lucy McDiarmid

    The Lilliput Press 2005; US$ 3.99

    The Irish Art of Controversy is what serious scholarship should be: meticulously informed, lucid, original. I enjoyed every page.' - Samuel Hynes, Princeton University North American customers should order from Cornell University Press. 'Lucy McDiarmid brilliantly identifies five dramas of cultural change in Ireland in the years before independence,... more...

  • Pale Green Light Orangeby Niall Rudd

    The Lilliput Press 1993; US$ 10.99

    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 Dublin;... more...

  • Crisis and Declineby R.B. McDowell

    The Lilliput Press 1998; US$ 14.57

    Receding imperialism usually leaves behind those who have for generations staunchly upheld its authority and flourished under its aegis-Germans in Bohemia, Swedes in Finland, Greeks in Asia Minor, Muslims in the Balkans. Among those abandoned adherents of a lost cause were the unionists in the south and west of Ireland'. So begins R.B. McDowell's preface... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...