By Edmund Curtis
Edmund Curtis's outstanding survey of eire, from its earliest origins to the 20 th century, is a vintage creation to Ireland's interesting historical past. attaining from St Patrick's undertaking in 432 to the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1922, this authoritative textual content explores the formative occasions of Ireland's earlier and encompasses the Norman invasion, Gaelic restoration, Cromwell's payment, the Act of Union, and the nice Famine. Lucid and scholarly, this all-embracing account unfolds the occasions of Ireland's background and the tale of its humans, via an exam in their political, spiritual, social, financial and cultural earlier. Ireland's exact historical past is printed the following in the course of the 'moving forces, the determining proof, and the lads who mattered'. that includes a chronology of key dates in Irish heritage and a suggestion to the pronunciation of Irish names, this celebrated narrative now encompasses a new advent by way of Sean Duffy.
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Extra resources for A History of Ireland: From the Earliest Times to 1922
This policy caused an alignment of rival forces which ended in the Norman invasion. Murcertach MacLochlann, king of the Cenel Eoghain (‘the Race of Eoghan’), subjected Ulidia and Oriel and united Ulster. He was Turloch O’Connor’s chief rival, and Leinster joined him from the south. Here Dermot (Diarmait) MacMurrough, great-grandson of the ﬁrst Dermot, came into the kingdom of Leinster about 1126. In that year, in a vacancy, the High king Turloch imposed his son Conor upon Leinster, but Dermot asserted his claim and expelled the Connacht prince.
An ancient canon in the Book of Armagh says that ‘whensoever any cause that is very difﬁcult and unknown to all the judges of the Scottic nation shall arise, it should rightly be referred to the See of the archbishop of the Irish, to wit Patrick, and the examination of the prelate thereof. d. 800 Ireland had become a unity of civilization and law, and no languages save the Gaelic of the ruling classes and the Latin of the Church were spoken. The Gaels had subjected or absorbed the former peoples and created a race-consciousness which has never been lost.
The collection of what could be saved from the past began, and abbots and kings prided themselves on the possession of great books such as the Book of Leinster, into which careful scribes gathered the epics, poetry, history and science of the past. The metal-work in gold and bronze, in which Ireland excelled in the former age, revived and gave us such gems as the processional Cross of Cong. So too the great stone High crosses mark the artistic revival of this age, such as we have still at Tuam and Monasterboice.
A History of Ireland: From the Earliest Times to 1922 by Edmund Curtis