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3rd Edition

An Atlas of Irish History

ISBN 9780415278591
Published December 13, 2005 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword.  Note on Second Edition.  Note on Third Edition  1. Reference  2. Cartography  3. Military Developments  4. Politics  5. Religion  6. The Irish Abroad  7. Land  8. Infrastructure  9. Trade and Industry  10. Social Change  11. Northern Ireland  12. Literature.  Select Bibliography.  Index

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