Eyewitness to Irish History
By (author) Peter Berresford Ellis
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Eyewitness to Irish History by Peter Berresford Ellis
Book DescriptionThrough sources ranging from ancient forsundun (praise songs) and the hero kings to newspaper accounts, public decrees, and even graffiti, this book offers vivid portraits of major events and everyday life in Ireland through the centuries-beginning with Golamh, the legendary leader of the band of Iberian Celts who settled the island more than three thousand years ago, and concluding with gripping accounts by those on both sides of the bloody civil conflict in Northern Ireland.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471266334
(240mm x 166mm x 28mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter Berresford Ellis
Eyewitness to Irish History, Paperback (March 2007)
A unique documentary history of Irish civilization, from ancient times to the present. Offering a treasure trove of original source material - letters, diaries, reports, memoirs and other firsthand accounts, this volume captures the tumultuous events and distinctive texture of Irish history like no other book.
Brief History of the Celts, Paperback (November 2003)
Uncovering one of the world's greatest civilisations
Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends, Paperback (February 2003)View all books by Peter Berresford Ellis
From all six Celtic cultures - Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton - Ellis has included popular myths and legends, as well as bringing to light exciting tales which have been lying in manuscript form, translated and unknown to the modern general reader.
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Author Biography - Peter Berresford Ellis
PETER BERRESFORD ELLIS, from an old Cork family, took his degrees in Celtic Studies and was recently acclaimed as "the pre-eminent Celtic Scholar now writing" (Times Educational Supplement). As well as his popular books on the ancient Celts, he is the author of many notable Irish histories, including History of the Irish Working Class; Hell or Connaught!: The Cromwellian Colonization of Ireland 1652-1660; The Boyne Water: The Battle of the Boyne, 1690; A Dictionary of Irish Mythology; and Erin's Blood Royal. Under his own name he was the author of a bestselling novel The Rising of the Moon, about the Irish Republican Brotherhood's 1866 attempt to invade Canada. Under the pseudonym of Peter Tremayne, he is best known for his internationally bestselling Sister Fidelma mystery series set in seventh- century Ireland. He lives in London.
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