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    Partitioned Lives: The Irish Borderlands

    Nash, Reid and Graham
    The author explores everyday life and senses of identity and belonging along the contested Irish border whose official function and local impacts have shifted over the decades.
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    Ireland Through European Eyes

    O'Driscoll, Keogh and aan de Wiel (eds)
    A fascinating collection of essays which discusses the perceptions of Ireland held by European  Governments and peoples over the period 1945-73.The contributors draw on a wide range of letters and papers from across Europe in illuminating this interesting area.
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    The Irish in Post-War Britain

    Enda Delaney
    The Irish in Ireland were long marked by their strange failure to exhibit any real interest in the Irish abroad. The Irish in Britain are one of the most ignored groups. They were the largest migrant population in Britain and these "forgotten Irish" are at last beginning to receive attention and study.
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    Terence O'Neill

    Marc Mulholland
    Recounting the political life of Stormont's most controversial leader, this study examines O'Neill's tenure as Prime Minister against a backdrop of sectarian violence and civil unrest in Northern Ireland. Marc Mullholland's comprehensive research will appeal to both the scholar and general reader alike, exploring an often overlooked figure in Irish history; it brings into focus the most turbulent time in Irish politics, when Northern Ireland really did stand at the crossroads.
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    The Irish Presidency

    Coakley, Rafter (eds)
    Although the office of President of Ireland has attracted a great deal of public attention, especially since the election of Mary Robinson in 1990, the presidency has been the subject of little analysis. This gap in our knowledge of Irish politics is filled by this timely collection, which brings together a set of studies that explore the political role of the Irish presidency from a comparative perspective.
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    The Irish Diaries 1994 - 2003

    Alastair Campbell
    Alastair Campbell's immediate and intimate insider account of the conduct of Anglo-Irish relations from 1994 to 2003, a period which achieved the Good Friday Agreement and the beginning of peace and reconciliation in Ireland and the normality of relations between London and Dublin. It is the best contemporaneous account of the dialogue between the British and the Irish since Tom Jones's Whitehall Diaries covering the 1918 - 1923 period.
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    Roger Casement

    Angus Mitchell
    Roger Casement is unique among the 1916 leaders in the scope of his life's work as both colonial official and Irish revolutionary. After twenty years' service in Africa, he ended his diplomatic career as British Consul General in Brazil. 1913 he resigned his position and openly committed himself to the cause of Irish independence.
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    The IRA, 1956 - 69

    Treacy, Matt
    While there have been many books written about the IRA since 1916, comparatively little attention has been paid to the organisation during the 1960s, despite the fact that the internal divisions culminating in the 1969 split are often seen as key to the conflict which erupted that year.
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    A Just Society for Ireland

    Ciara Meehan
    Fine Gael's demise has been periodically predicted since 1933 and yet it has survived becoming the largest party in the state after the 2011 election.This book offers a fascinating account of a period in Fine Gael's history when it was challenged to define its place in Irish politics
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    Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf

    Séan Duffy
    This book proposes a far reaching reassessment of Brian Boru and Clontarf. By examining the High King's history and family it shows how he permanently changed Irish political life.
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    Conflict to Peace

    Hayes, Bernadette, McAllister, Ian
    Throughout the twentieth century Northern Ireland was a byword for conflict. Since the 1998 Belfast Agreement, Northern Ireland has experienced a level of peace unknown since the 1960s. Conflict to Peace examines how and why the conflict was resolved from the perspective of those most affected by it - the people of Northern Ireland themselves.
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    Witches, Spies and Stockholm Syndrome

    Dwyer, Finbar
    In Witches, Spies and Stockholm Syndrome, Finbar Dwyer offers a unique portrait of life as it was lived in medieval Ireland. Against the backdrop of what was often a violent and chaotic period of history, Dwyer explores the personal stories of those whose recollections have been preserved, finding in them continual relevance and human interest.
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    Barr, Finelli, O'Connor, (eds)
    Nation/Nazione brings together scholars of Ireland and Italy to examine the multiple intersections, impacts and influences that flowed between Italy and Ireland, and Italian and Irish nationalists, in the nineteenth century.
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    Great Irish Reportage

    John Horgan (ed)
    Alongside its fiction, poetry and drama, Ireland also has a long tradition of impressive reportage. John Horgan's selection of the best is collected in this unique volume.
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    Gilmartin, Mary and White, Allen (eds)
    This collection explores Ireland's complex relationship with migration in novel and innovative ways. The contributors - leading scholars of migration from the disciplines of anthropology, geography, history, media studies, sociology, sociolinguistics and women's studies - draw on new research to provide insights into emigration from and immigration to Ireland, both past and present.
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    War in the Shadows

    This is the history of the Fenian dynamite campaign and also the story of how the British state responded to an adversary fighting a war in the shadows. It is the story of conspiracy and counter-conspiracy, and will greatly contribute to existing knowledge on late Victorian Ireland.
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    Rebellion: Britain’s First Stuart Kings

    Harris, Tim
    Tim Harris's new book offers an account of one of the most important and exciting periods of British and Irish history - the reigns of the first two Stuart kings, from 1567 to the outbreak of civil war in 1642 - and examines why ultimately all three kingdoms were to rise in rebellion against Stuart rule.
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    Wild Arabs and Savages

    Sargent, Paul
    This book is the first history of the Irish juvenile system. It charts the emergence of the system from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Written from a governmental perspective, it draws from a wide range of "official" and "unofficial" sources exploring key rationalities that have underpinned the development of the juvenile justice system in Ireland.
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    Homicide in Pre-Famine and Famine Ireland

    Mc Mahon, Richard
    Was pre-Famine and Famine Ireland a violent society? The dominant view among a range of commentators at the time, and in the work of many historians since, is that violence was both prevalent and pervasive in the social and cultural life of the country. This book explores the validity of this perspective through the study of homicide and what it reveals about wider experiences of violence in the country at the time.
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    Truth recovery in Northern Ireland

    Simpson, Kirk
    Northern Ireland has entered what is arguably the key phase in its troubled political history – truth recovery and dealing with the legacy of the past – yet the void in knowledge and the lack of academic literature with regard to victims’ rights is particularly striking. This book analyses truth recovery as a fundamental aspect of the transition from political violence to peace, democracy and stability in post-conflict Northern Ireland.
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