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A Military History of Ireland - Thomas Bartlett

A Military History of Ireland

By: Thomas Bartlett (Editor), Keith Jeffery (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th December 1997
ISBN: 9780521629898
Number Of Pages: 592

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This is a major, collaborative study of organised military activity and its broad impact on Ireland over the last thousand years or so, from the middle of the first millennium AD to modern times. It integrates the best recent scholarship in military history into its social and political context to provide a comprehensive treatment of the Irish military experience. The eighteen chronologically-organised chapters are written by leading scholars each of whom is an authority on the period in question. Drawing the whole work together is a wide-ranging introductory essay on the 'Irish military tradition' which explores the relationship of Irish society and politics with militarism and military affairs. The text is illustrated throughout by over 120 pictures and maps.

Industry Reviews

'... huge but inviting ... it is difficult, for the general reader at least, to see what might be added to this history to make it more complete.' Books Ireland '... impressive and timely book ... a resounding triumph.' James Kelly, The Irish Times '... a quite splendid examination of Irish history through a startling revealing medium.' Kevin Myers, The Irish Times 'In the questions it asks as well as in the story it tells, this book provides a notable and sensitive new marker in the study of Anglo-Irish relations.' Eric Waugh, The Belfast Telegraph '... with its handsome format, numerous memorable and often unfamiliar illustrations and excellent text, the collection immediately established itself as the essential work for all curious to know of the Irish experience of fighting within and beyond their homeland.' English Historical Review

List of illustrations
List of maps
List of tables
List of contributors
Abbreviations used in notes
An Irish military tradition?
Irish warfare before 1100
Irish and Anglo-Norman warfare in twelfth-century Ireland Marie
The defence of the English lordship, 1250 1450
Gaelic warfare in the middle ages
The Tudors and the origins of the modern Irish states: a standing army
The captains' games: army and society in Elizabethan Ireland
The wars of religion, 1603 1660
The Williamite war, 1689 1691
The Irish military establishment 1660 1776
The defence of Protestant Ireland, 1660 1760
Defence, counter-insurgency and rebellion: Ireland, 1793 1803
Irish soldiers abroad, 1600 1800
Non-professional soldiery, c. 1600 1800
Army organisation and society in the nineteenth century
The army and law and order in the nineteenth century
Militarism in Ireland, 1900 1922
The army in independent Ireland
The British army and Ireland since 1922
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ISBN: 9780521629898
ISBN-10: 0521629896
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 8th December 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.79 x 16.31  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 0.92