- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: OUP Oxford; New Ed edition (9 Nov. 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0192893238
- ISBN-13: 978-0192893239
- Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 2.5 x 18.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,147,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland Paperback – Illustrated, 9 Nov 2000
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About the Author
Roy Foster was born in Waterford, Ireland, in 1949 and educated in Ireland and in the United States. A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where he was a Foundation Scholar in History, he subsequently became Professor of Modern British History at Birkbeck College, University of London, as well as holding visiting fellowships at St Anthony's College, Oxford, the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, and Princeton University. In 1991 he became the first Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy since 1989. His previous books include Charles Stewart Parnell: The Man and His Family (1976), Lord Randolph Churchill: A Political Life (1981), Modern Ireland 1600-1972 (1988), The Sub-Prefect ShouldHave Held His Tongue: Selected Essays of Hubert Butler (1990), Paddy and Mr Punch: Connections in Irish and English History (1993), and W. B. Yeats: The Apprentice Mage Vol.I (1997).
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They want to convince us that Ireland's experience differs from that of other countries only in degree. Yet no other Western European country has been the victim of such continuous and ferocious attempts to dominate it by a larger neighbour; perhaps only the Baltic states can offer a comparison. The only Western nation (if you want to consider them a nation) that has suffered more in their modern history are the Jews. In Britain people are poo-pooed when they say that, perhaps because Brits find it difficult to believe their country has been responsible for such things, but it's a stone cold fact.Read more ›
I would very much recommend this book. Though for detail I think I shall have to look to other sources.