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Pages: 272
Subject: History
Series: Short Histories
Imprint: Oneworld


A Short History

Joseph Coohill

A new edition of Joseph Coohill's bestselling history of Ireland that will be greatly appreciated by historians, students, travellers and all those with an interest in this enigmatic country.

The Book

From the first prehistoric inhabitants of the island to the St Andrews Agreement and decommissioning of IRA weapons, this uniquely concise account of Ireland and its people reveals how differing interpretations of history, ancient and modern, have influenced modern Irish society. Combining factual information with a critical approach, Coohill covers all the key events, including the Great Famine, Home Rule, and the Good Friday Agreement.

Updated with two new chapters expanding the discussion of pre-modern Ireland, as well as developments in the 21st century, this highly accessible and balanced account will continue to provide a valuable resource to all those wishing to acquaint themselves further with the complex identity of the Irish people.

Additional Information

Subject History
Series Short Histories
Pages 272
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Joseph Coohill earned his doctorate in Modern History from Oxford. He specialises in the history of nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland and has taught and published widely in these areas.


‘Hands-down the best textbook on the market.’

- Patrick McDevitt – Associate Professor at the University of Buffalo

'Fair to both the Nationalist and Unionist tradition.'

- Jeremy Black, University of Exeter

'A brisk and clear introduction to Irish history.'

- Cormac O’Grada, University College Dublin