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Title:
The illustrated history of Ireland
Author:
Duffy, Sean.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Concise history of Ireland
Publication Information:
Chicago : Contemporary Books, 2002.

©2000
Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
General Note:
Originally published as "The concise history of Ireland". Dublin, Ireland: Gill & Macmillan, c2000.
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780809224371
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library DA911 .D77 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

The perfect book for the Irish enthusiast, history buff, or armchair travelerMore than just a history book, The Illustrated History of Ireland is a fascinating combination of text, color maps, photographs, illustrations, and specially commissioned artwork that tells the story of Ireland from earliest times to the present in a compelling fashion. This is a stunning book with accessible text that is supported with artwork on every two-page spread. In addition to serving as a historical reference, it is a guide to various collections of artifacts and sites of historical significance.In his clearly written text, Sean Duffy stresses the enduring themes of history: the long cultural continuity, the central importance of Ireland's relationships with Britain and mainland Europe, and the intractability of the ethnic and national divisions in modern Ulster. It is a book that both students of Irish history and lay readers will treasure.


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