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  • 101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History

    By Ryan Hackney

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781598693232
    • Publisher: Adams Media Corp
    • Published: December 2006
    Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about: Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasions Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell?and Bono! The potato famine and emigration (were there really gangs of New York?) Irish music and dance Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History is an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish.
  • 1066: A New History of the Norman Conquest

    By Peter Rex

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781445603841
    • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
    • Published: July 2011
    A radical retelling of the most important event in English history - the Norman invasion of 1066.
  • 159 Celtic Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)

    By Amy Lusebrink

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486276885
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • Published: August 1993
    Over 150 motifs reflecting the eye-catching intricacies of Celtic design, ideal for use in graphics layouts, needlework designs, and other art and craft projects. Often incorporating sinuous interlacements of animal, floral, and abstract motifs, the designs have been clearly and boldly drawn to provide the clearest possible image for reproduction.
  • The 1916 Irish Rebellion

    By Bríona Nic Dhiarmada

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780268036140
    • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
    • Published: March 2016
    One hundred years ago, during Easter Week, 1916, rebel Irish leaders and their followers staged an armed uprising in the city of Dublin in an attempt to overthrow British rule and create an autonomous Irish republic. One week later, their rebellion ruthlessly quashed by British forces, the surviving insurgents were jailed and many of their leaders quickly executed. Though their rebellion had failed, their actions galvanized a growing population of sympathizers who would, in years to come, succeed in establishing an independent Irish state.  Documentary writer, producer, and scholar Bríona Nic Dhiarmada has seized the occasion of the centenary of the Irish Rising to reassess this event and its historical significance. Her book explores the crucial role of Irish Americans in both the lead-up to and the aftermath of the events in Dublin and places the Irish Rising in its European and global context, as an expression of the anti-colonialism that found its full voice in the wake of the First World War. The 1916 Irish Rebellion includes a historical narrative; a lavish spread of contemporary images and photographs; and a rich selection of sidebar quotations from contemporary documents, prisoners’ statements, and other eyewitness accounts to capture the experiences of nationalists and unionists, Irish rebels and British soldiers, and Irish Americans during the turbulent events of Easter Week, 1916. In the first part of the book, Nic Dhiarmada surveys Ireland’s place as part of the British Empire in the decades leading up to 1916, with special emphasis on earlier Irish movements to achieve independence or at least some measure of self-governance. She then outlines the events leading to the Easter Rebellion of 1916, including the crucial events of Thursday through Saturday prior to Easter. The second part details the events of the Easter Rising and the week of violent fighting, ending in the failure of the armed insurrection in Dublin. Her third part discusses the fate of the leaders of the Rising, many of whom were immediately court-martialed and executed. Nic Dhiarmada suggests that the Irish Rising, its ideals, and the subsequent election of members of the nationalist movement to prominent government offices were instrumental to the later creation of the sovereign Republic of Ireland, as well as an inspiration to anti-colonialist insurrections elsewhere in the world.    Nic Dhiarmada’s The 1916 Irish Rebellion is the companion book to a three-part documentary series to be broadcast worldwide in 2016. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the documentary, entitled “1916 The Irish Rebellion,” and its related seventy-minute version are initiatives of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The series was produced by COCO Television and will broadcast on RTÉ and American Public Television. BothThe 1916 Irish Rebellion and the related documentary are part of the Keough-Naughton Institute’s aim to broaden public understanding of the historical interconnections between Britain, Ireland, and the United States, connections that continued to have significance up to and including the recent peace process in Northern Ireland."Stylish, pacy, and lucid, this narrative places the Rising in its national and international contexts. In vivid photographs and keynote quotations, it illustrates just how and why revolutionary Ireland became a test case of modernity in a rapidly decolonizing world." —Declan Kiberd, Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of English and Irish Language and Literature, University of Notre Dame"Crisply written, evocative, and, on occasion, poignant, this fine study by Bríona Nic Dhiarmada of Easter Week, 1916, in Ireland and beyond, is wonderfully complemented by a wide range of contemporary materials—poems, speeches, letters, and images—all of which add greatly to the immediacy of her prose and the impact of her narrative. Not to be missed." —Thomas Bartlett, professor emeritus of Irish history, University of Aberdeen
  • 1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion

    By Morgan Llywelyn

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780765386144
    • Publisher: Forge Books
    • Published: March 2016
    At age fifteen, Ned Halloran lost both of his parents--and almost his own life--when theTitanic sank. Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to his homeland of Ireland and enrolls at Saint Edna's school in Dublin. Saint Edna's headmaster is the renowned scholar and poet, Patrick Pearse--who is soon to gain greater fame as a rebel and patriot. Ned becomes deeply involved with the growing revolution . . . and the sacrifices it will demand.Through Ned's eyes, 1916 examines the Irish fight for freedom--inspired by poets and schoolteachers, fueled by a desperate desire for independence, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the background of World War I. It is a story of the brave men and heroic women who, for a few unforgettable days, managed to hold out against the might of the British Empire.
  • Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former Political Prisoners and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

    By Peter Shirlow

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780719087448
    • Publisher: Manchester University Press
    • Published: June 2012
    Drawing on over 150 interviews with former IRA, INLA, UVF, and UFF prisoners, this is a major analysis of why Northern Ireland has seen a transition from war to peace. Most accounts of the peace process are "top-down," relying upon the views of political elites. This book is "bottom-up," analyzing the voices of those who actually "fought the war." What made them fight, why did they stop and what are the lessons for other conflict zones? Using unrivalled access to members of the armed groups, the book, available for the first time in paperback, offers a critical appraisal of one-dimensional accounts of the onset of peace, grounded in "mutually hurting stalemate" and "ripeness," which downgrade the political and economic aspects of conflict. Military stalemate had been evident since the early 1970s and offers little in explaining the timing of the peace process. Moreover, Republicans and Loyalists based their ceasefires upon very different perceptions of transformation or victory. Based on a Leverhulme Trust project and written by an expert team, Abandoning Historical Conflict? offers a new analysis, based on subtle interplays of military, political, economic, and personal changes and experiences.
  • An Accidental Diplomat: My Years in the Irish Foreign Service, 1987-1995

    By Eamon Delaney

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781902602394
    • Publisher: New Island
    • Published: June 2001
  • Advertising, Literature and Print Culture in Ireland, 1891-1922

    By John Strachan

    Our Price: $105.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230298736
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: September 2012
    A study of Irish advertising's cultural, literary and ideological resonance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • After Bloody Sunday: Representation, Ethics, Justice

    By Tom Herron

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781859184257
    • Publisher: CORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: January 2008
    Thirty-six years after the killing & wounding of twenty-six civil rights protestors in Derry, the new independent tribunal chaired by Lord Mark Saville of Newdigate is close to publishing its findings.The Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry promises to be the most comprehensive act of 'truth-recovery' yet attempted in relation to the many atrocities that scarred the North of Ireland during the three decades of political conflict. This book examines the portrayals of the day & its devastating repercussions in photography, film, theatre, poetry, television documentary, art installations, murals, commemorative events & legal discourse.
  • Ah, Those Irish Colleens!

    By Helen Walsh Folsom

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781581823554
    • Publisher: CUMBERLAND HOUSE PUBLISHING
    • Published: December 2003
    While women in modern Western society have spent the last century fighting for equal rights, women in ancient Ireland were accorded legal equality with men. Under the Brehon Laws women had the right to own property, rule territories, seek an education, and sue for divorce. Celtic women were also warriors, frequently taking up arms and marching into battle with their brothers and husbands.
  • All Silver and No Brass: An Irish Christmas Mumming

    By Henry Glassie

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253304704
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: January 1983
    Irish Christmas mumming, the subject of this carefully researched and beautifully written book, is approached in Part I through the recollections of four old people of the hamlet of Ballymenone who recall the mumming from their youth. In Part II, the author examines the form and function of the mummers' play, showing that—contrary to the theories of some folklorists—it is not a truncated fragment of a much larger whole but a complete "presentational" statement. He shows how the mummers' play functioned as a means of drawing the community closer together and as an expression of dangers and hopes in the potentially bitter Ulster situation. Glassie's study treats fully the social and cultural context of the mummers' play. It is a superb study, of obvious value to folklorists, but also of interest to literary critics, literary historians, anthropologists, and others.
  • All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship

    By Kathryn Miles

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781451610130
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: January 2013
    Citing the high number of Irish citizens who died from poor conditions on ships carrying them to North America away from the harrowing 19th-century Irish Potato Famine, the story of an infant born at sea documents the efforts of crewpeople and thousands of passengers to secure everyone's survival through acts of heroism and human decency.
  • All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, The Legendary Irish Famine Ship

    By Kathryn Miles

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781451610154
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: January 2014
  • All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To

    By Stuart Laycock

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780752479699
    • Publisher: The History Press
    • Published: November 2012

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