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A Short History

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

From the first prehistoric inhabitants of the island to the Windsor Framework for Northern Ireland, this uniquely concise account of Ireland and its people reveals how modern Irish society is the product of a rich, multivalent history.

Combining factual information with a critical approach, Coohill covers all the key events, including the Great Famine, Home Rule, the Good Friday Agreement and Brexit. Newly revised and updated, this highly accessible and balanced account will continue to provide a valuable resource to all those wishing to acquaint themselves further with the complex history of Ireland and Irish people.

About The Author

Joseph Coohill is Assistant Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University. He specialises in the history of 19th century Britain and Ireland.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (August 1, 2024)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780861543694

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Raves and Reviews

‘A brisk and clear introduction to Irish history.’

– Cormac Ó Gráda, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University College Dublin

‘Hands down the best textbook on the market.’

– Patrick McDevitt, Associate Professor of History, University of Buffalo

'With this new edition of his Ireland: A Short History, Joseph Coohill performs an incredible service—he provides a narrative history of Ireland from prehistory through the early twenty-first century that is accessible without being reduced to caricature. It offers general readers an excellent introduction to Irish history. It should earn a place of honor on the shelves of those who love Ireland and want to know more about its rich past. ' Dr Tim McMahon, Marquette University

‘Fair to both the Nationalist and Unionist tradition.’

– Jeremy Black, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Exeter

‘A comprehensive, even-handed, and elegantly concise introduction to Ireland’s past.’ Mary M. Burke, Professor of English, University of Connecticut

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