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    1014: Brian Boru and the Battle for Ireland

    Morgan Llywelyn
    Llywelyn untangles the intricacies of the Irish chieftaincy and inheritance systems, the interconnections between families and the conflicts that led to the battle. She draws, in vivid detail, the extraordinary characters who occupied the Norse world – and how they met on various sides in this famous and decisive battle.
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    Laurence O’Neill Lord Mayor of Dublin

    Thomas J.Morrissey, S.J.
    Laurence O’Neill was Lord Mayor of Dublin during key years in modern Irish history, 1917-1924. This biography restores O’Neill to his rightful place as a champion of liberty, justice and national pride – a patriot who was a man of peace and an outstanding Lord Mayor.
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    The Queen of the Hearth

    Dinneen, S.Patrick
    Father Patrick Dinneen is justly famous as the compiler of Foclóir Gaedhilge agus Béarla/An Irish-English Dicctionary, which first appeared in 1904. The Queen of Hearth concerns his thinking on what was then the major question of the "separate spheres" in society to be occupied by men and women.
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    Massacre In West Cork

    Keane, Barry
    In Massacre in West Cork, Barry Keane reconsiders numerous questions... What was the IRA doing at Ballygroman at that time of night, what happened to Woods and Hornibrooks, what connection had this event to the Dunmanway killings and the shooting of four British soldiers in Macroom, and what effect did these events have on the local Protestant minority?
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    Renaissance Humanism and Ethnicity Before Race

    Campbell, Ian
    Inspired both by debates about the origins of the modern ideology of race and also by controversy over the place of Ireland and the Irish in theories of empire in the early modern Atlantic world, this pathbreaking study argues that ethnic discourse among the elite in early modern Ireland was grounded firmly in the Renaissance Humanism and Aristotelianism which dominated all the European universities before the Enlightenment.
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    Truth recovery in Northern Ireland

    Simpson, Kirk
    Northern Ireland has entered what is arguably the key phase in its troubled political history – truth recovery and dealing with the legacy of the past – yet the void in knowledge and the lack of academic literature with regard to victims’ rights is particularly striking. This book analyses truth recovery as a fundamental aspect of the transition from political violence to peace, democracy and stability in post-conflict Northern Ireland.
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    Homicide in Pre-Famine and Famine Ireland

    Mc Mahon, Richard
    Was pre-Famine and Famine Ireland a violent society? The dominant view among a range of commentators at the time, and in the work of many historians since, is that violence was both prevalent and pervasive in the social and cultural life of the country. This book explores the validity of this perspective through the study of homicide and what it reveals about wider experiences of violence in the country at the time.
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    Wild Arabs and Savages

    Sargent, Paul
    This book is the first history of the Irish juvenile system. It charts the emergence of the system from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Written from a governmental perspective, it draws from a wide range of "official" and "unofficial" sources exploring key rationalities that have underpinned the development of the juvenile justice system in Ireland.
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    Rebellion: Britain’s First Stuart Kings

    Harris, Tim
    Tim Harris's new book offers an account of one of the most important and exciting periods of British and Irish history - the reigns of the first two Stuart kings, from 1567 to the outbreak of civil war in 1642 - and examines why ultimately all three kingdoms were to rise in rebellion against Stuart rule.
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    War in the Shadows

    This is the history of the Fenian dynamite campaign and also the story of how the British state responded to an adversary fighting a war in the shadows. It is the story of conspiracy and counter-conspiracy, and will greatly contribute to existing knowledge on late Victorian Ireland.
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    Gilmartin, Mary and White, Allen (eds)
    This collection explores Ireland's complex relationship with migration in novel and innovative ways. The contributors - leading scholars of migration from the disciplines of anthropology, geography, history, media studies, sociology, sociolinguistics and women's studies - draw on new research to provide insights into emigration from and immigration to Ireland, both past and present.
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    Great Irish Reportage

    John Horgan (ed)
    Alongside its fiction, poetry and drama, Ireland also has a long tradition of impressive reportage. John Horgan's selection of the best is collected in this unique volume.
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    Barr, Finelli, O'Connor, (eds)
    Nation/Nazione brings together scholars of Ireland and Italy to examine the multiple intersections, impacts and influences that flowed between Italy and Ireland, and Italian and Irish nationalists, in the nineteenth century.
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    Witches, Spies and Stockholm Syndrome

    Dwyer, Finbar
    In Witches, Spies and Stockholm Syndrome, Finbar Dwyer offers a unique portrait of life as it was lived in medieval Ireland. Against the backdrop of what was often a violent and chaotic period of history, Dwyer explores the personal stories of those whose recollections have been preserved, finding in them continual relevance and human interest.
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    Conflict to Peace

    Hayes, Bernadette, McAllister, Ian
    Throughout the twentieth century Northern Ireland was a byword for conflict. Since the 1998 Belfast Agreement, Northern Ireland has experienced a level of peace unknown since the 1960s. Conflict to Peace examines how and why the conflict was resolved from the perspective of those most affected by it - the people of Northern Ireland themselves.
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    Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf

    Séan Duffy
    This book proposes a far reaching reassessment of Brian Boru and Clontarf. By examining the High King's history and family it shows how he permanently changed Irish political life.
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    A Just Society for Ireland

    Ciara Meehan
    Fine Gael's demise has been periodically predicted since 1933 and yet it has survived becoming the largest party in the state after the 2011 election.This book offers a fascinating account of a period in Fine Gael's history when it was challenged to define its place in Irish politics
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    The IRA, 1956 - 69

    Treacy, Matt
    While there have been many books written about the IRA since 1916, comparatively little attention has been paid to the organisation during the 1960s, despite the fact that the internal divisions culminating in the 1969 split are often seen as key to the conflict which erupted that year.
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    Roger Casement

    Angus Mitchell
    Roger Casement is unique among the 1916 leaders in the scope of his life's work as both colonial official and Irish revolutionary. After twenty years' service in Africa, he ended his diplomatic career as British Consul General in Brazil. 1913 he resigned his position and openly committed himself to the cause of Irish independence.
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    The Irish Diaries 1994 - 2003

    Alastair Campbell
    Alastair Campbell's immediate and intimate insider account of the conduct of Anglo-Irish relations from 1994 to 2003, a period which achieved the Good Friday Agreement and the beginning of peace and reconciliation in Ireland and the normality of relations between London and Dublin. It is the best contemporaneous account of the dialogue between the British and the Irish since Tom Jones's Whitehall Diaries covering the 1918 - 1923 period.
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