Politics and Society
Paperback ISBN: 0521377412
Assessing the relative importance of British influence and of indigenous impulses in shaping an independent Ireland, this book identifies the relationship between personality and process in determining Irish history.
Paperback ISBN: 0717146146
NOW INCLUDES ANALYSIS OF THE RYAN REPORT For a long time, the Church was blamed for the sufferings of children in Irish industrial schools. The Irish State wanted it this way. This is because the State was culpable. Its exercise of control, through the Department of Education, was negligent to a criminal degree. It has not been made answerable.
The Profligate Son
Or, a True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice, and Financial Ruin in Regency England
Hardcover ISBN: 0199687536
The dramatic and moving story of a Regency rake's descent into depravity and crime - via the exuberantly hedonistic and murky underworld of late Georgian England.
How the Irish Saved Civilization
The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
Paperback ISBN: 0385418493
Bringing readers to the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells, a historical examination of Ireland's role in the rise of medieval Europe cites the work of countless monks and scribes in the preservation of the West's written treasury. Reprint. Tour.
Wars of the Irish Kings
A Thousand Years of Struggle, from the Age of Myth Through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I
Paperback ISBN: 0609809075
A fascinating chronicle of more than one thousand years of Irish history draws on a range of primary sources, including the writings of ancient monks, personal diaries and journals, epic poetry, and other firsthand accounts, to capture the making of Ireland from the perspective of the people who were there. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
In Search of Ireland's Heroes
The Story of the Irish from the English Invasion to the Present Day
Paperback ISBN: 1566637562
In In Search of Ancient Ireland, published by Ivan R. Dee in 2002, Carmel McCaffrey traced the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C. to the Norman invasion. Now, in an engaging sequel, Ms. McCaffrey tells the story of the struggle between English and Irish aspirations in the centuries since the first English incursions into Ireland in the 12th century. This is a narrative history filled with powerful personalities and families who fought in battle and through constitutional means to free Ireland from English control.
Stones of Aran
Paperback ISBN: 1590173147
Pilgrimage, the first volume of Tim Robinson’s extraordinary account of walking and mapping çirann–the largest of the Aran islands off the west coast of Ireland–describes his circuit of the island’s coast. At the end of that book, he turns to the interior of çirann, noting that “for a book to stand out like an island in the sea of the unwritten, it must acknowledge its own bounds, and turn inward from them and look into the labyrinth.” Labyrinth is the fruit of that inward turn, an unparalleled work of reading and writing, of contemplating in the fullest and deepest sense both the natural and human history of a landscape. Encyclopedia of myth and reality, herbal, love letter, prayer book and joke book, Stones of Aran has a near inexhaustibility that mirrors the island itself, just one scrap of earth’s surface. Labyrinth concludes the mission begun in Pilgrimage, opening up the interior and merging cosmic themes with the utterly personal, until by the end, the island is mysteriously returned to itself, untrodden and unread, yet revealed. A book for walkers, for travelers, for students and lovers of the landscape, customs, and history of Ireland, for any explorer of the written word, Labyrinth completes one of the most astonishing literary adventures of our day.