An Atlas of Irish History

An Atlas of Irish History coverThe 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
  • the Irish diaspora
  • land and the people
  • Catholicism in crisis
  • Ireland in the EU
  • paramilitaries

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.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.

An Atlas of Irish History published by Routledge; 3rd edition (27 Jun. 2005), 312pp. Available on Amazon


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