History of Ireland by Mike Cronin
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History of Ireland
By Mike Cronin

A History of Ireland

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History of Ireland by Mike Cronin

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For a small island in the Atlantic, Ireland has had an astonishingly powerful impact on the wider world, both at the height of its independent power in the early middle ages (as a key exporter of Christianity to much of Europe) and at the depth of its colonial subjugation by Britain (as a key exporter of millions of settlers to North America and Australia). This work offers a lucid account of Ireland's history, which should be of value both to the student and to the general reader.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333654323
ISBN-10: 0333654323
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 141mm x 27mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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History of Ireland by Mike Cronin History of Ireland, Hardback (December 2014)

A History of Ireland explores the story of Ireland from the 12th century to the present day. This new edition has been revised, updated and expanded to take into account the latest scholarship and major recent political, economic, social, and cultural events.

Sport: A Very Short Introduction by Mike Cronin Sport: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (November 2014)

Sport is one of the largest industries in the world and the global reach of major sporting events is enormous. In this Very Short Introduction, Mike Cronin explores the historical development of sport. Exploring a variety of activities from rugby and cricket to tennis, athletics, and skiing, he considers the central role it plays in modern society.

GAA: A People's History by Mike Cronin GAA: A People's History, Paperback (October 2014)

This history of Gaelic games and the social world around them has been an outstanding success. From how and where Gaelic games were played and watched to their impact on Irish communities at home and abroad, politics, women in the GAA, music and much more, this history sets the GAA experience against that of a changing Irish society.

GAA by Mike Cronin GAA, Hardback (October 2011)

People and place, sport and identity tell the story of how the GAA has left an imprint on every Irish county and Irish communities overseas. With a mix of text, images and first-hand accounts from participants in the GAA Oral History project, this provides fascinating insights into why the GAA has developed as it has in different places.

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US Kirkus Review » A short history of Ireland from the 12th century to the present..There is no real common denominator in Ireland's history, Cronin (History/De Montfort Univ.) points out: events always move Ireland toward unity and disunity at the same time. The country is always being overrun by the British, and largely because of them there are two Irelands - one a republic and one a part of Britain, but both of them Irish and, in a lesser way, British. Cronin traces Catholicism in Ireland from its introduction by St. Patrick, pointing out that the Irish Church was essentially a loose confederation of monasteries existing in tandem with the rule of Irish Lords. The Church grew in strength as Ireland struggled to become a united nation, ironically inspired to unity by the invasions from England. Ireland was always an unruly province. Outright rebellion in the late 18th century brought the Act of Union, dissolving the Irish parliament and allowing the Irish seats in the British Parliament, but in the long run only fostering discontent. The potato famine brought fairer land laws from the British, and, of course, an Irish diaspora, but Irish discontent boiled over again in the late 19th century, resulting in the advocacy for home rule and, in 1920, the partition of the country through Ulster. Finally, Cronin discusses the present-day Catholic country of the Republic of Ireland and the strange entity of Northern Ireland, where the actions of Bill Clinton and George Mitchell were an important component of the uneasy peace..A clear, readable survey that strikes exactly the right tone of accessible scholarship. . (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author Biography - Mike Cronin

MIKE CRONIN is Senior Research Fellow in History at De Montfort University, Leicester.

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