History of Ireland
Teach Yourself Series

By F.J.M. Madden
June 2007
Hodder Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9780340942420
306 pages, Illustrated, 5" x 7 7/8"
$30.00 Paper Original

Teach Yourself The History of Ireland New Edition is a comprehensive guide to a fascinating history. Taking you from ancient Ireland up to present day conflicts, this book will give you an understanding of the background to events that have dominated the headlines in recent years.

Consider the impact of recent political events on society and culture and discover the key figures who have characterized this dramatic history, in a book that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. This new edition has been fully updated to address the most recent developments in Ireland, including the murder of Robert McCartney and Denis Donaldson, the IRA's formal order to end its 30-year armed campaign and the subsequent decommissioning of arms, and the many twists and turns of the peace process.

    * Excellent for those who want to understand the background to the issues that make the headlines every day.
    * Completely updated to include the most recent events and twists and turns of the peace process.
    * Useful for those studying Ireland at A-Level or undergraduate level.
    * Provides a wealth of information and demands no prior historical knowledge.
    * Prepare to be hooked from beginning to end by the engaging narrative.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 Ireland before 1500: a land of saints and scholars
Chapter 2 Reformation and rebellion
Chapter 3 From restoration to revolution
Chapter 4 Nationalism and Unionism
Chapter 5 Culture, society and politics
Chapter 6 Making the break
Chapter 7 The freedom to achieve freedom?
Chapter 8 A Protestant parliament and a Protestant state
Chapter 9 Breaking the links: the Irish Free State, 1922-39
Chapter 10 Ireland and the Second World War
Chapter 11 Ireland in the post-war years
Chapter 12 Transforming the face of Ulster? The 1960s
Chapter 13 Countdown to chaos: ‘the Troubles’ begin
Chapter 14 The search for a solution: 1974-85
Chapter 15 The beginning of the end: 1985-97
Chapter 16 The Good Friday Agreement and its aftermath
Chapter 17 The Republic of Ireland since the 1960s
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About the Author(s):
Finbar Madden is an experienced teacher and CCEA examiner and is currently Head of Government and Politics at St Columb's College, Derry.

Suitable for allthose wanting to broaden their general knowledge and get to grips with this fascinating history.

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