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Irish History For Dummies by Mike Cronin PDF

By Mike Cronin

From Norman invaders, spiritual wars—and the fight for independence—the interesting, turbulent historical past of a tortured state and its talented people

When Shakespeare stated England as a "jewel set in a silver sea," he may simply to boot were conversing of eire. not just has its luminous eco-friendly panorama been the backdrop for bloody Catholic/Protestant clash and a devastating famine, Ireland's nice voices—like Joyce and Yeats—are now indelibly a part of global literature. In Irish heritage For Dummies, readers won't in basic terms get a bird's-eye view of key old occasions (Ten Turning issues) yet, additionally, a close, chapter-by-chapter timeline of Irish background starting with the 1st Stone Age farmers to the hot upward push and fall of the Celtic tiger economy.

In the casual, pleasant For Dummies variety, the e-book information historical highs like construction an Irish unfastened country within the 1920s—and devastating lows (including the worries within the '60s and '70s), in addition to key figures (like MP Charles Parnell and President Eamon de Valera) vital to the reason for Irish nationalism. The ebook additionally information historical artifacts, offbeat locations, and little-known evidence key to the lifetime of eire earlier and present.

  • Includes Ten significant Documents—including the Confession of St. Patrick, The ebook of Kells, the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, and Ulysses
  • Lists Ten issues the Irish Have Given the World—including Irish espresso, U.S. Presidents, the submarine, shorthand writing, and the hypodermic syringe
  • Details Ten nice Irish locations to Visit—including Cobh, Irish nationwide Stud and Museum, Giants Causeway, and Derry
  • Includes a web cheat sheet that offers readers a powerful and improved speedy reference consultant to correct dates and ancient figures
  • Includes a who is Who in Irish heritage part on

With a light-hearted contact, this informative advisor sheds gentle on how this old land has survived wars, invasions, uprisings, and emigration to forge a different kingdom, popular across the world for its tremendous literature, track, and indomitable spirit.

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