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An Atlas of Irish History - Bridget Hourican

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2005
ISBN: 9780415339520
Number Of Pages: 299

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Combining over 100 beautifully crafted maps, charts and graphs with a narrative packed with facts and information, An Atlas of Irish History provides coverage of the main political, military, economic, religious and social changes that have occurred in Ireland and among the Irish abroad over the past two millennia.

Ruth Dudley Edwards and Bridget Hourican use the combination of thematic narrative and visual aids to examine and illustrate issues such as:

  • the Viking invasions of Ireland

  • the Irish in Britain

  • pre- and post-famine agriculture

  • population change

  • twentieth-century political affiliations.

This third edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to include coverage of the many changes that have occurred in Ireland and among its people overseas. Taking into consideration the main issues that have developed since 1981, and adding a number of new maps and graphs, this new edition also includes an informative and detailed section on the troubles that have been a feature of Irish life since 1969.

An Atlas of Irish History is an invaluable resource for students of Irish history and politics and the general reader alike.

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'The sheer wealth of information assembled here makes this a priceless aid for anyone interested in Irish history.' - History Today

Forewordp. ix
Note on second editionp. xi
Note on third editionp. xii
Referencep. 1
Political geography of Irelandp. 1
Ulsterp. 4
Munsterp. 4
Leinsterp. 4
Connachtp. 7
Physical features of Irelandp. 8
Cartographyp. 11
Ireland and its cartographersp. 14
Military developmentsp. 16
Strategic considerationsp. 19
Battle sitesp. 20
Continental interventionsp. 27
The Viking invasionsp. 30
The Norman invasionp. 32
Norman consolidationp. 35
The Bruce invasionp. 38
The Nine Years Warp. 41
The 1640s: the Confederation and Cromwellp. 43
Stuart and Orangep. 47
The Irish militiap. 49
The 1798 risingp. 52
The 1916 risingp. 54
The War of Independence (Anglo-Irish War)p. 58
The Civil Warp. 60
Ireland and the Second World Warp. 62
Paramilitary activity: 1926-2004p. 64
Politicsp. 71
Ireland before the Normansp. 72
Fourteenth-century Irelandp. 76
The great families of Irelandp. 76
The Pale: 1300-1596p. 80
The development of the Irish parliamentp. 82
The Irish parliament: 1613-1800p. 84
O'Connell and Young Irelandp. 87
Irish representation at Westminster: 1800-1918p. 90
Labour in Ireland: 1907-23p. 93
Political affiliations in Dail Eireann: 1918-2002p. 95
Government in Irelandp. 101
Religionp. 105
The coming of Christianityp. 107
Medieval ecclesiastical Irelandp. 109
Post-Reformation Irelandp. 111
The dissolution of the monasteriesp. 113
Dissenters in Irelandp. 115
Religious affiliationsp. 118
Catholicism in crisisp. 120
The Irish abroadp. 124
Fourth-century expansionp. 126
Irish influence abroad: 500-800p. 126
Irish colleges in Europep. 129
Destinations of the emigrantsp. 131
Irish Catholicism abroadp. 134
The Irish in Britainp. 137
The Irish in the Empire: soldiers and administratorsp. 141
The Irish in Americap. 143
America and Irish politicsp. 146
International relationsp. 149
Ireland and the European Unionp. 151
Landp. 155
Tudor plantationsp. 156
Plantations of James Ip. 158
Cromwellian land confiscationsp. 161
The transfer of land ownership: 1603-1778p. 163
Pre-Famine agriculturep. 164
The transfer of land ownership: 1870-1916p. 168
Agriculture in the twentieth centuryp. 170
Infrastructurep. 174
Early infrastructurep. 175
Infrastructure in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuriesp. 177
Modern transportp. 179
Telecommunicationsp. 182
The economyp. 184
Medieval tradep. 187
Tudor tradep. 189
Seventeenth-century tradep. 192
Eighteenth-century tradep. 195
Pre-Famine tradep. 197
Pre-Famine industryp. 199
Trade and industry in independent Ireland: 1920-90p. 201
The Celtic Tigerp. 204
Social changep. 208
Urbanizationp. 210
Towns: 1841-2002p. 212
Population changes: 1841-51p. 214
Population changes: 1841-2002p. 216
Emigration: 1881-2002p. 218
Education: 1800-2004p. 218
Irish-speakers: 1851-2004p. 225
The status of women: 1841-2004p. 227
Secularization of Irish society: 1960-2000p. 230
Immigration: 1921-2004p. 231
Sportp. 234
Northern Irelandp. 240
Religious divisionsp. 242
Government: 1921-69p. 247
Searching for peacep. 250
Killings: 1969-2005p. 254
Literaturep. 269
Modern Irish literaturep. 269
Select bibliographyp. 276
Indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9780415339520
ISBN-10: 0415339529
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 299
Published: 1st May 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 16.92  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition