First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
'A comprehensive guide to the political history of a most complex period. This excellent book manages to achieve the difficult trick of combining a vast amount of detail with a humane warmth which is as welcome these days as it is rare.' – Irish Studies Review
'This book … is a first class read and I would advise any department with even a passing interest in Irish history to purchase at least a couple of copies.' – History Teaching Review
'A very handy and compact introduction to the period.' – Books Ireland