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A history of Ireland : from earliest times to 1922
Curtis, Edmund, 1881-1943.
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London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
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xvi, 380 pages : maps ; 22 cm
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Originally published: London : Methuen, 1936. With new introd.
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Edmund Curtis's remarkable survey of Ireland, from its earliest origins to the twentieth century, is a classic introduction to Ireland's fascinating history. Reaching from St Patrick's Mission in 432 to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1922, this authoritative text explores the formative events of Ireland's past and encompasses the Norman invasion, Gaelic recovery, Cromwell's Settlement, the Act of Union, and the Great Famine.

Lucid and scholarly, this all-embracing account unfolds the events of Ireland's history and the story of its people, through an examination of their political, religious, social, economic and cultural past. Ireland's unique history is revealed here through the 'moving forces, the deciding facts, and the men who mattered'.

Featuring a chronology of key dates in Irish history and a guideline to the pronunciation of Irish names, this celebrated narrative now includes a new introduction by Sean Duffy.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
1 From the Origins to A.D. 800p. 1
2 The Norse Tyranny, 800-1014p. 19
3 The End of Gaelic Independence, 1014-1166p. 27
4 The Norman Invasion, 1166-1172p. 41
5 The Organization of the Conquest, 1172-1216p. 51
6 The Expansion of the Colony, 1216-1272p. 66
7 English Lordship at Its Height, 1272-1327p. 77
8 The Decline of the Colony and the Statutes of Kilkenny, 1327-1366p. 89
9 Last Efforts of the English Lordship, 1366-1399p. 103
10 The Gaelic Recovery and Aristocratic Home Rule, 1399-1477p. 114
11 The Kildare Supremacy and the Reformation, 1477-1540p. 128
12 The Tudor Monarchy and the Second Conquest of Ireland, 1540-1603p. 145
13 The Early Stuart Monarchy and Cromwellian Period, 1603-1660p. 191
14 The Later Stuart Monarchy, 1660-1691p. 221
15 The Monarchy of William and Anne, 1691-1714p. 237
16 Hanoverian Rule, 1714-1782p. 250
17 The Rise and Fall of the Protestant Nation, 1782-1800p. 273
18 From the Union to 1848p. 303
19 From the Famine to Parnell, 1848-1891p. 318
20 From Parnell to the Treaty of 1922p. 333
Recommended for Further Readingp. 354
Pronunciation of Irish Names and Terms Occurring in This Bookp. 357
Indexp. 366