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Start by marking Concise History of Modern Ireland as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The death and emigration of two million of Ireland s poorest was a human tragedy on a vast scale, but it prepared the way for a modern agricultural and trading system as well as increasing bitterness against the British government.
This short history of Ireland since the 1790s is concise, comprehensive and challenging. Written with the general reader in mind, it assumes no previous knowledge of the subject. Modern history starts with the French Revolution. Nationalism was one of the new forces it unleashed: nowhere was its impact felt more than in Ireland. From 1798 on, there were constant demands for This short history of Ireland since the 1790s is concise, comprehensive and challenging.
The main legacy of the French revolution was nationalism, the demand for separate nation states independent of multi-national and multi-lingual empires. Irish nationalism was no exception. Its first early manifestation was the 1798 Rebellion, but the actual form that nationalism took in the course of the nineteenth century relied less on abstract principle than on a demand for Catholic rights. This proved difficult in the context of the pan-Protestant United Kingdom. The Famine of the 1840s represented the great breach with old ways.
He has written a number of books on Ireland's past including: A Short History of the 1916 Rising and The Concise History of Modern Ireland. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.
A Short History of Dublin: Dublin From the Vikings to the Modern Er. By the time the Normans arrived in Ireland in the twelfth century, this was crucial: Dublin maintained the best communications between the English crown and its new lordship in Ireland.
A Short History of Dublin: Dublin From the Vikings to the Modern Era. by Richard Killeen. The city first developed on the rising ground south of the river where Christ Church now is and the English established their principal citadel, Dublin Castle, in this area. Throughout the medieval and early modern periods, the city's importance was entirely ecclesiastical and strategic. It was not a centre of learning, or fashion or commerce.
Following Norman invasion of Ireland, Richard Strongbow, as Lord of Lenister, established a castle near modern-day Kilkenny Castle. William Marshall began the development of the town of Kilkenny and a series of walls to protect the burghers. By the late thirteenth century Kilkenny was under Norman-Irish control. The original ecclesiastical centre at St. Canice's Cathedral became known as Irishtown and the Anglo-Norman borough inside the wall came to be known as Hightown. Hiberno-Norman Kilkenny presence in Kilkenny was deeply shaken by the Black Death, which arrived in Kilkenny in 1348.
Richard Killeen is a freelance writer and historian
Richard Killeen is a freelance writer and historian. He is the author a several acclaimed works of Irish history, including Ireland in Brick and Stone: The Island's History and Its Buildings, The Historic Atlas of Dublin, A Short History of Dublin and The Concise History of Modern Ireland.
Items related to The Concise History of Modern Ireland. Killeen, Richard The Concise History of Modern Ireland. ISBN 13: 9780717140695. The Concise History of Modern Ireland. ISBN 10: 0717140695 ISBN 13: 9780717140695. Publisher: Gill Books, 2006.