The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present

James Lydon


The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present

The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present

  • Title: The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present
  • Author: James Lydon
  • ISBN: 9780415013482
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback



The Making of Ireland by James Lydon provides an accessible history of Ireland from the earliest times James Lydon recounts, in colourful detail, the waves of settlers, missionaries and invaders which have come to Ireland since pre history and offers a long perspective on Irish history right up to the present time This comprehensive survey includes discussion of the arriThe Making of Ireland by James Lydon provides an accessible history of Ireland from the earliest times James Lydon recounts, in colourful detail, the waves of settlers, missionaries and invaders which have come to Ireland since pre history and offers a long perspective on Irish history right up to the present time This comprehensive survey includes discussion of the arrival of St Patrick in the fifth century and Henry II in the twelfth, as well as that of numerous soldiers, traders and craftsmen through the ages The author explores how these settlers have shaped the political and cultural climate of Ireland today James Lydon charts the changing racial mix of Ireland through the ages which shaped the Irish nation The author also follows Ireland s long and troubled entanglement with England from its beginning many centuries ago The Making of Ireland offers a complete history in one volume Through a predominantly political narrative, James Lydon provides a coherent and readable introduction to this vital complex history.


Recent Comments "The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present"

A certainly admirable feat: 1500 years of history fit into 400 pages. This book provided a good overview of the entire Irish history starting with St. Patrick and early Christian Ireland in the 5th century through the 1970's. However, there is just too much history to go into details in one book. This book sometimes reads like a textbook and makes it difficult to be interested in the material. If you're looking for rich illustrations of characters and culture, look elsewhere. This reads more lik [...]

Good survey of Irish history, unbiased and well documented, written by an eminent Irish historian who knows a LOT about Irish history and has written extensively on the topic. Although I sometimes became confused when the author backtracked in time, eventually I was able to sort out the facts and themes being presented. Additionally, tracking the "secret societies" and their acronyms, even when well defined by the author, was sometimes difficult. The book is designed in chapters covering differe [...]

Wonderful book, but you really have to want to read it, there is a lot of information crammed in and it covers are large time frame. It got confusing a few times because so many people have very similar names, I had to go back and reread things a few times.


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