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Imprint: Oneworld Publications

Subject: History


A Short History

Joseph Coohill

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 to cover the controversies surrounding the one hundredth anniversary of the War of Independence and the impact of Brexit, 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.

  • Publication date: July 4, 2024
  • ISBN: 9780861543687
  • RRP: £10.99
  • Pages: 304
  • Publication date: July 4, 2024
  • ISBN: 9780861543694
  • RRP: £7.99
  • Pages: 304


‘Hands down the best textbook on the market.’

Patrick McDevitt, Associate Professor of History, University of Buffalo

‘Fair to both the Nationalist and Unionist tradition.’

Jeremy Black, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Exeter

‘A brisk and clear introduction to Irish history.’

Cormac Ó Gráda, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University College Dublin

Joseph Coohill

Joseph Coohill is Assistant Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University. He specialises in the history of 19th century Britain and Ireland.

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