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A Brief History Of Ireland: Land, People, History

Richard Killeen.
Item #: D10888
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 332 / 2012
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781849014397
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From the end of the Ice Age to the 21st-century reversal of the economic boom known as the Celtic Tiger, Richard Killeen portrays Irish history through successive waves of immigration— Celts, Vikings, Normans, Anglo-Scots, Huguenots, and others—and the adoption of such powerful influences as Christianity. The tangled and often violent relationship between Ireland and the English crown is a key part of the story, as are nationalism, religious allegiance, and the island's internal conflicts. Killeen places Ireland in a European and Atlantic context and explores such remarkable international contributions as literature, music, and the diaspora.


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