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Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics: The Political Career of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, 1585-1597

Paperback, 08/09/2005, £57.00
A revisionist 1999 account of the career of Elizabeth I's 'favourite', the 2nd Earl of Essex.

End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland

Hardback, 17/08/2017, £21.99
Tells the absorbing story of post-famine Donegal, the Molly Maguires - a secret society who had set themselves up against the exploitation of the rural poor - and Patrick McGlynn - an avaricious schoolmaster who turned informer on them, availing of hunger, disease, debt, hardship, and death to expand his holding at the expense of his neighbours.

Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together

Paperback, 22/07/2010, £21.99
Tells the story of the volunteers of the 36th and 16th divisions who fought on the Somme and side-by-side at Messines throughout the First World War. The author also brings in forgotten West Belfast men from throughout the armed forces, from the retreat at Mons to the defeat of Germany and life post-war.

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.

Riot Days

Hardback, 11/09/2017, £16.99

Ireland and the Irish

Paperback, 31/08/1995, £9.99
Although not history, this book about Ireland and the Irish covers the past extensively, "the troubles" and their background, as well as their national character and personality, and this relationship to Europe, Britain and the US.


Paperback, 11/10/2007, £15.99
In a field riven by controversy, the Oxford Companion to Irish History is a comprehensive and balanced source of information on the history of this complex and fascinating country. Written by a team of almost 100 experts, the Companion's 1,800 A-Z entries explore Irish history from earliest times to the beginning of the 21st century.

Politics in the Republic of Ireland

Paperback, 30/09/2004, £27.99
Building on the success of the first three editions, it continues to provide an authoritative introduction to all aspects of politics in the Republic of Ireland.

God's Executioner

Paperback, 21/08/2008, £14.99
In a century of unrelenting, bloody warfare and religious persecution in Europe, Cromwell was, in many ways, a product of his times. As commander-in-chief of the army in Ireland, however, the responsibilities for the excesses of the military must be laid firmly at his door, while the harsh nature of the post-war settlement also bears his imprint.

Northern Ireland Since 1945 £22.99

7, 06/05/1999, £24.99
An analysis of political, economic and cultural development in Northern Ireland between 1945 and 1999, updated to include material on the new Northern Ireland Assembly. The text offers a general history of the province as well as a contemporary view.

Patrick Pearse: Triumph of Failure

7, 01/03/2006, £19.99

Irish Politics Today

Paperback, 01/11/2001, £10.99
This introduction to the politics of the Irish republic covers the 1997 general election, and the creation of a new coalition of Fianna Fail and the Progressive Democrats under Bertie Ahern that year. Reflecting recent developments in Irish politics, the book has a chapter devoted to sleaze.

Racism in the Irish Experience

Paperback, 12/12/2003, £27.99
Academically rigourous study which situates the Irish experience within both the historical development of an Irish 'racial' consciousness and contemporary patterns of migration.

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.

Granny Made Me an Anarchist

Paperback, 01/08/2005, £7.99
Acclaimed by everyone from Jake Arnott to the LRB; The Times to Noam Chomsky, Christie's memoir of being an anarchist in the UK is a thrilling, funny insight into how one man tried to change the world.

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.

Yes to Europe!: The 1975 Referendum and Seventies Britain

Hardback, 15/03/2018, £24.99
Ranging widely across 1970s British society, from churches to terrorist organisations, this examination of the 1975 European Referendum puts the 2016 vote in historical perspective. It is ideal for students of history and politics and for anyone interested in modern British history, the 1970s or the relationship between Britain and Europe.

Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000

Paperback, 14/05/2019, £10.99
A brisk, concise, and readable overview of Irish history from the Protestant Reformation to the dawn of the twenty-first century

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.

Book of Migrations

Paperback, 06/11/2018, £9.99
The acclaimed essayist's reflections on migration.

Northern Ireland: The Politics of War and Peace

Paperback, 26/09/2008, £36.99
Clearly and accessibly written, Dixon provides a lively introduction to the nature and politics of the Northern Ireland conflict and of successive attempts to resolve it. The comprehensively revised 2nd edition has been updated to take account of new information and an entirely new chapter has been added on implementing the Good Friday Agreement.

Ireland's Independence: 1880-1923

Paperback, 04/10/2001, £23.99
This timely introduction presents a clear, balanced account of the rapid and complex events from 1880 leading up to the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922.

Britain and Ireland: From Home Rule to Independence

Paperback, 26/11/1999, £23.99
This study explores relations between Britain and Ireland during the late-19th and early-20th century. The text provides the background to the unfolding and dramatic events in both Northern Ireland and in Britain as the United Kingdom moves towards a federal constitutional structure.

New Gill History of Ireland: Twentieth-Century Ireland: Nation and State

Paperback, 27/09/2005, £19.99
Surveys the politics and administration of the new Irish state, but also focuses on the social history. Explores neglected features of modern Irish history, such as the role of women in Irish society, and traces the recovery of the country's economic fortunes at the century's end.

History of Northern Ireland 1920-1996

Paperback, 12/11/1997, £33.99
For nearly 30 years, Northern Ireland has been a headline item in the world's newspapers and on its television screens. This book provides a comprehensive history of Northern Ireland.

Easter 1916 The Irish Rebellion

Paperback, 02/03/2006, £10.99
Before Easter 1916 Dublin had been a city much like any other British city, comparable to Bristol or Liverpool and part of a complex, deep-rooted British world. What did the British think they were doing? And how were the events really interpreted by ordinary people across Ireland? This title addresses such questions.

Dividing Ireland: World war I and partition

Paperback, 15/10/1998, £28.99
This text aims to provide an assessment of the First World War in Ireland and its consequences, arguing that this is the key to understanding the complexities of the Irish nation today. The author explores how the War transformed the nature of the Irish and Ulster.

Easter rising

Paperback, 01/01/1980, £8.99
Easter Rising

Imagining Ireland's Independence : The Debates Over the Anglo-Irish Tr

Paperback, 11/08/2006, £29.95
Offering an assessment of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, this title presents the story of the nationalist politics that produced the Irish Revolution, the tortuous treaty negotiations, and the deep divisions within Sinn FZin that led to the slow unraveling of fragile party cohesion. It is complemented by a collection of annotated primary sources.

Paisley Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland

Hardback, 06/09/2007, £57.00
The Revd Ian Paisley is unique in having founded both a successful church and a successful and hugely influential political party. Steve Bruce traces Paisley's career and his impact on Ulster politics, and in doing so poses vital questions concerning the relationship between politics and society.

Political Issues in Ireland Today

Paperback, 13/05/2004, £14.99
Political issues in Ireland today addresses the important current topics in Irish politics. Readers will find it a valuable resource on the important policy debates and for evaluating major social changes.

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.

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.

Modern Ireland, 1600-1972

Paperback, 29/03/1990, £16.99
Looks at how key events in Irish history contributed to the creation of the 'Irish Nation'. This book supersedes all other accounts of modern Irish history".

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.

Michael Collins

Paperback, 06/06/1991, £13.99
The Irish nationalist Michael Collins was murdered by a compatriot in August 1922, eight months after signing the Anglo-Irish Treaty. This biography presents the life of a man whose idealistic vigour and determination were matched by his political realism and organizational abilities.


Paperback, 05/09/2013, £12.99
The Irish famine that began in 1845 was one of the nineteenth century's greatest disasters. By its end, the island's population of eight million had shrunk by a third through starvation, disease and emigration. This title presents a compassionate retelling of that awful story for a new generation.

Dublin 1916;the siege of the GPO

Paperback, 25/03/2010, £9.99
Headquarters and focus of the 1916 Rising, Dublin's General Post Office is the most famous building in Ireland. This book tells the story of the events in and around the GPO in Easter Week, using participant and eye-witness accounts, diaries and newspaper reports.

Williamite Wars in Ireland 1688-1691

Paperback, 13/03/2008, £32.99
William III's defeat of James II's Catholic army at the Battle of the Boyne on 1 July 1690 ended the Stuart dynasty's last hope of survival. It has also been central, together with the siege of Londonderry, to the foundation myth of Northern Ireland. This title provides an account of the wars between Britain and Ireland in the 17th century.

Patrick Pearse and the Politics of Redemption

7, 28/02/1998, £20.95
Patrick Pearse, an Irish journalist, educator, and artist, came to play a pivotal role in the Easter Rising of 1916. This text examines Pearse within the context of contemporary Irish politics and culture to explain how he became the spokesman of the violent forces within the nationalist movement.

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.


Paperback, 22/10/2015, £12.99
In the last hours of the 1916 Easter Rising, 20-year old Charlie Saurin came face to face with his Commander-in-Chief, Patrick Pearse. In a final gamble, Pearse had a desperate plan to save the collapsing rebellion. It required the sacrifice of Saurin and his comrades.

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.
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