Category Archives: Ireland

The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

The Norman Conquest in 1066 was one of the most profound turning points in English history, dramatically transforming a disparate collection of small nations into a powerful European state. But what actually happened? How was the invasion viewed by those … Continue reading

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Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages: A Cultural History (International Library of Historical Studies)

Our understanding of medieval Central and Eastern Europe is being revitalized by new directions in cultural history. Careful and detailed portraits of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century life in the region shed new light on the city, the court, the school and … Continue reading

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Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain (Medieval History and Archaeology)

The varied character of Britain’s countryside and towns provides communities with a strong sense of local identity. One of the most significant features of the southern British landscape is the way that its character differs from region to region, with … Continue reading

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The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500-1492

Byzantium lasted a thousand years, ruled to the end by self-styled ‘emperors of the Romans’. It underwent kaleidoscopic territorial and structural changes, yet recovered repeatedly from disaster: even after the near-impregnable Constantinople fell in 1204, variant forms of the empire … Continue reading

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A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland c.500-1100 (Blackwell Companions to British History)

Drawing on 28 original essays, A Companion to the Early Middle Ages takes an inclusive approach to the history of Britain and Ireland from c.500 to c.1100 to overcome artificial distinctions of modern national boundaries. A collaborative history from leading … Continue reading

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Byzantium Between the Ottomans and the Latins: Politics and Society in the Late Empire

This is the first detailed analysis of Byzantine political attitudes towards the Ottomans and western Europeans during the critical last century of Byzantium. The book covers three major regions of the Byzantine Empire – Thessalonike, Constantinople, and the Morea – … Continue reading

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Caledonia to Pictland: Scotland to 795 (New Edinburgh History of Scotland)

From Caledonia to Pictland examines the earliest phases of Scottish history at a time when “Scotland” hadn’t yet come into existence. It charts the transformation of the Celtic-speaking tribes of Iron Age Caledonia into the multi-lingual Christian kingdoms of Early … Continue reading

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The New Politics of Sinn Fein

Sinn Féin (“ourselves” or “we ourselves”) began innocuously enough, at least in etymology, when founder Arthur Griffith asked the publishers of an Oldcastle paper if he might use their name for a new political party that he was setting up. … Continue reading

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Hiroshima: The World’s Bomb (Making of the Modern World)

The US decision to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima remains one of the most controversial events of the twentieth century. But as this fascinating new history shows, the bomb dropped by an American pilot that hot August morning was … Continue reading

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The Perfect King

King for 50 years (1327-77), Edward III – like Elizabeth and Victoria after him – embodied the values of his age. He re-made England and forged a nation out of war.

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