‘Hands down the best textbook on the market.’
A Short HistoryJoseph 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.
‘Fair to both the Nationalist and Unionist tradition.’
‘A brisk and clear introduction to Irish history.’