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Rising, Ireland: Easter 1916

Paperback, 14/09/2017, £14.99
The story of the Easter Rising from the perspective of those who made it, focusing on the experiences of rank-and-file revolutionaries and exploiting a unique and recently released collection of over 1,700 eye-witness statements.

Great Hatred, Little Room: Making Peace in Northern Ireland

Paperback, 02/04/2009, £10.99
Making peace in Northern Ireland was the greatest success of the Blair government, and one of the greatest achievements in British politics since the Second World War.

Northern Ireland's '68: Civil Rights, Global Revolt and the Origins of the Troubles

Paperback, 01/08/2018, £17.99
The Troubles may have developed into a sectarian conflict, but the violence was sparked by a small band of leftists who wanted Derry in October 1968 to be a repeat of Paris in May 1968. Like their French comrades, Northern Ireland’s ‘sixty-eighters’ had assumed that street fighting would lead to political struggle. The struggle that followed, however, was between communities rather than classes. In the divided society of Northern Ireland, the interaction of the global and the local that was the hallmark of 1968 had tragic consequences. Drawing on a wealth of new sources and scholarship, Simon Prince’s timely new edition offers a fresh and compelling interpretation of the civil rights movement of 1968 and the origins of the Troubles. The authoritative and enthralling narrative weaves together accounts of high politics and grassroots protests, mass movements and individuals, and international trends and historic divisions, to show how events in Northern Ireland and around the world were interlinked during 1968.

Negotiating Power in Early Modern Society: Order, Hierarchy and Subordination in Britain and Ireland

Paperback, 15/11/2018, £20.99
Addressing the dynamics of power in early modern societies, this book challenges the existing tendency to see past societies in terms of binary oppositions - such as male/female, rich/poor, rulers/ruled - in which the disadvantaged have influence only in moments of direct confrontation.

Eamon de Valera

Paperback, 26/05/2016, £9.99
Eamon de Valera is the most remarkable man in the history of modern Ireland. Much as Churchill personified British resistance to Hitler and de Gaulle personified the freedom of France, de Valera personified Irish independence.

Political Communication in the Republic of Ireland

Paperback, 01/08/2014, £19.99
Brings together academics and practitioners to present an overview of the development and current shape of political communication in the Republic of Ireland from a multiplicity of perspectives and sources.

Michael Collins

Paperback, 22/10/2015, £10.99
Presents the life of a man who became a legend in his own lifetime, whose idealistic vigour and determination were matched only by his political realism and supreme organisational abilities. This book provides an insight on Michael Collins life and work.

Rising: Ireland: Easter 1916

Hardback, 21/01/2016, £20.00
The story of the Easter Rising from the perspective of those who made it, focusing on the experiences of rank-and-file revolutionaries and exploiting a unique and recently released collection of over 1,700 eye-witness statements.


Paperback, 10/09/2015, £10.99
Tells the story of the defeats and triumphs of three Irish families. This book chronicles the terrible and beautiful drama of more than half a century.

Story Of Ireland

Paperback, 05/07/2012, £9.99
A intriguing new take on Irish history, exploring the ways in which outside influences have shaped Ireland from 433 B.C. to the modern day.

Hurley Maker's Son

Paperback, 09/03/2017, £8.99
The author's train journey home to rural East Galway in autumn 1978 was a pilgrimage of grief: his giant of a father had been felled, the hurley-making workshop silenced. In this memoir, the author captures the rhythms, struggles and rough edges of a rural life that was already dying even as he grew.

Plantation of Ulster: Ideology and Practice

Paperback, 01/07/2014, £16.99
The first major academic study of the Ulster Plantation in over 25 years. This collection of essays by leading scholars in the field on a broad range of historical and literary topics redresses the previous coverage of the plantations, moving away from an exclusive colonial perspective, to include the native Catholic experience.

Ireland 1641: Contexts and Reactions

Paperback, 30/03/2015, £21.99
This volume explores one of the key episodes in Irish history from a variety of historical perspectives and situates the 1641 massacres in their early modern Irish, European and Atlantic contexts.

Vivid Faces

Paperback, 28/05/2015, £12.99
Surveys the lives and beliefs of the people who made the Irish Revolution: linked together by youth, radicalism, subversive activities, enthusiasm and love. This title deals with argumentative, exciting, subversive and original lives of people who made a revolution, as well as the disillusionment in which it ended.

Irish History For Dummies

Paperback, 03/06/2011, £17.99
Ireland's story is amazingly dramatic and intense - and today the influence of Irish culture can be felt around the globe. This book helps explain why, taking readers on the rollercoaster journey through the highs and lows of Ireland's past including invasions, battles, executions, religious divide, uprisings and emigration.

Northern Ireland Since 1969

Paperback, 11/02/2011, £23.99
There is considerable controversy over the interpretation of the history of Northern Ireland, not least since 1969. This new addition to the 'Seminar Studies in History Series' provides a comprehensive introduction to the difficult topic, reviewing different perspectives on the recent history of the conflict.
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