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AN ATLAS OF IRISH HISTORY

Publishers' blurb

The history of Ireland and its people is one of extraordinary richness and variety. Combining more than a hundred beautifully crafted maps, charts and graphs with a narrative packed with key facts and lucid analysis, An Atlas of Irish History provides coverage of the main political, military, economic, religious and social changes that have occurred in Ireland and among the Irish abroad over the past two millennia.

The authors use the combination of thematic narrative and visual aids to examine and illustrate such varied issues as:

Continental invasions Catholicism in crisis
the Irish diaspora Ireland in the EU
land and the people paramilitaries

This third edition has been comprehensively revised, updated and significantly expanded to include an account of the startling changes that have occurred in Ireland and among its emigrants in the last few decades – from the impact of the Celtic Tiger to the peace process. An Atlas of Irish History is an invaluable resource for students of Irish history and politics and the general reader alike.

Published by Routledge.

Below are reviews of each edition of Atlas

The Economist – 1973

Times Literary Supplement – 1981

H-Net – 2005

Reviews:


"It combines Dudley Edwards's ability as a gifted historian with her skill as a journalist to produce a hugely important and authoritative book that reads as compulsively as a thriller."
John Spain, Irish Independent

"A hurtling journey, often hilarious and sometimes monstrous, through newspapers, class, politics and sex; not just the double biography of two extraordinary men, but a sideways history of Britain in the fifties and sixties"
Andrew Marr

"The depth of her learning and the breadth of her sympathy, make this a compelling book, the product of genuine free thinking and spare, fine writing. Few books published this year will have the charm, learning, wisdom and humanity of The Faithful Tribe"
The Times

This is the help-manual I longed for when I was a young student of Irish history but eventually had to write myself. It’s still the reference book I use most often.’ 
Ruth Dudley Edwards

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