A Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000 by John Gibney audiobook

A Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000

By John Gibney
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A brisk, concise, and readable overview of Irish history from the Protestant Reformation to the dawn of the twenty-first century. Five centuries of Irish history are explored in this informative and accessible volume. John Gibney proceeds from the beginning of Ireland’s modern period and continues through to virtually the present day, offering an integrated overview of the island nation’s cultural, political, and socioeconomic history. This succinct, scholarly study covers important historical events, including the Cromwellian conquest and settlement, the Great Famine, and the struggle for Irish independence. Gibney’s book explores major themes such as Ireland’s often contentious relationship with Britain, its place within the British Empire, the impact of the Protestant Reformation, the ongoing religious tensions it inspired, and the global reach of the Irish diaspora. This unique, wide-ranging work assimilates the most recent scholarship on a wide range of historical controversies, making it an essential addition to the library of any student of Irish studies.

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A brisk, concise, and readable overview of Irish history from the Protestant Reformation to the dawn of the twenty-first century.

Five centuries of Irish history are explored in this informative and accessible volume. John Gibney proceeds from the beginning of Ireland’s modern period and continues through to virtually the present day, offering an integrated overview of the island nation’s cultural, political, and socioeconomic history. This succinct, scholarly study covers important historical events, including the Cromwellian conquest and settlement, the Great Famine, and the struggle for Irish independence. Gibney’s book explores major themes such as Ireland’s often contentious relationship with Britain, its place within the British Empire, the impact of the Protestant Reformation, the ongoing religious tensions it inspired, and the global reach of the Irish diaspora. This unique, wide-ranging work assimilates the most recent scholarship on a wide range of historical controversies, making it an essential addition to the library of any student of Irish studies.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Succinct, clearly written, and up-to-date. John Gibney condenses great masses of historical matter into brisk, accessible narrative.” James Smyth, author of The Men of No Property: Irish Radicals and Popular Politics in the Late Eighteenth Century
“Gibney’s work is distinguished by remarkable range, impressive erudition lightly worn, exceptional talent for incisive summary, and a highly readable style. Gibney blends political, social, and economic history in a seamless flow that leaves the reader eager to find out what comes next. This is not only a work of first-class scholarship, but the product of penetrating and wide-ranging thought.” J. J. Lee, author of The Modernisation of Irish Society, 1848–1918
“What sets John Gibney’s work of synthesis apart is its skilful combination of readability and, despite its modest length, breadth.” BBC History
“An excellent primer on Ireland and its relations with its neighbor, written in a tone of rationality that draws a line under the mistakes of the earlier centuries.” Daily Telegraph (London)

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Author Bio: John Gibney

Author Bio: John Gibney

John Gibney is a historian with the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series. He is the author of a number of books, including A Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000 and The Shadow of a Year: The 1641 Rebellion in Irish History and Memory. He completed his doctorate at Trinity College Dublin.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English