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The Concise History Of Ireland

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This text tells the story of Ireland from earliest times to the present, using a combination of words, maps, photographs and illustrations.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Gill & MacMillan
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Edward
Aug 14, 2010 Edward rated it liked it
Sean Duffy, an Irish historian, is true to the word in his title, a "concise" history of Ireland. The book is an over sized one, 240 pages of text and illustrations which summarizes Ireland's history from pre-historic times to 2000, at the end of the 90's when Ireland's economy was booming and it was known as the "Celtic Tiger".
But prosperity was the rare exception for this island country throughout most of its history, at least for most of its inhabitants. It's always been a case of the "have
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Lily
Jul 11, 2014 Lily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was looking for a colorful, textbook-like history of Ireland to help me understand the country pending a move abroad, and this one fit the bill perfectly. The Concise History of Ireland does what it says on the tin, with plenty of maps, charts, and images to help you picture important events. It really is concise, so I sometimes wished for more information (or any at all) on certain key historical events and figures, and a few of the charts seemed more showy than helpful, but on the whole, thi ...more
Annika
Feb 22, 2012 Annika rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gave me a good idea of what Ireland has gone through in its history. Interesting reading that made me understand that Irish history did not happen in the last 100 years only, but in about two thousand years. Plus of course some history that was there before Irish language speaking people.
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