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by James Lydon

Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Author: James Lydon
ISBN: 0415013488
ISBN13: 978-0415013482
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 25, 1998)
Pages: 436
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Over the last 10,000 years, Ireland has been a destination for many peoples, including Gaelic-speaking Celts, Britons .

Over the last 10,000 years, Ireland has been a destination for many peoples, including Gaelic-speaking Celts, Britons, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, and Normans.

James Lydon recounts, in colourful detail, the waves of settlers, missionaries and invaders which have come to Ireland since pre-history and offers a long perspective on Irish history right up to the present time. This comprehensive survey includes discussion of the arrival of St. Patrick in the fifth century and Henry II in the twelfth, as well as that of numerous soldiers, traders and craftsmen through the ages. The author explores how these settlers have shaped the political and cultural.

The Making of Ireland book. James Lydon recounts, in colourful detail, the waves of settlers, missionaries and invaders which have come to Ireland since pre-history and offers a long perspective on Irish history right up to the present time. This comprehensive survey includes discussion of the arri.

The Making of Ireland: from ancient times to the present (1998). He battled depression in later life References. James Lydon has produced a book which will take its place as a text that can be recommended to the general reader who wants a reliable and well written introduction to the political history of Ireland over the past thousand years. Journal of the History Association.

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133 2 Lydon, James F. The Making of Ireland: From Ancient times to the Present. London: Routledge, 1998. Although England invades Ireland, it is debated that England fails to conquer the entire country. Specifically, were depressed rather than dispossessed, for the descendants of the ancient rulers continued to dwell as subordinate chiefs in their old territory. 5 Thus, Irish kings still had authority over their provinces, which implies that England’s authority was somewhat weak.

The Making of Ireland by James Lydon provides an accessible history of Ireland from the earliest times. James Lydon recounts, in colourful detail, the waves of settlers, missionaries and invaders which have come to Ireland since pre-history and offers a long perspective on Irish history right up to the present time.

This comprehensive survey includes discussion of the arrival of St. Patrick in the fifth century and Henry II in the twelfth, as well as that of numerous soldiers, traders and craftsmen through the ages. The author explores how these settlers have shaped the political and cultural climate of Ireland today. James Lydon charts the changing racial mix of Ireland through the ages which shaped the Irish nation. The author also follows Ireland's long and troubled entanglement with England from its beginning many centuries ago.

The Making of Ireland offers a complete history in one volume. Through a predominantly political narrative, James Lydon provides a coherent and readable introduction to this vital complex history.

Comments to eBook The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present
Nagor
A certainly admirable feat: 1500 years of history fit into 400 pages. This book provided a good overview of the entire Irish history starting with St. Patrick and early Christian Ireland in the 5th century through the 1970's. However, there is just too much history to go into details in one book. This book sometimes reads like a textbook and makes it difficult to be interested in the material. If you're looking for rich illustrations of characters and culture, look elsewhere. This reads more like a detailed timeline, which may serve your purpose if you are looking for a down and dirty, fact filled timeline of the who, whats and whens from early Irish civilization to the republic. Although, it made for a very dry and tedious read. I started this book in July, and just now finished it over 6 months later.

I would also recommend reading this book with a cellphone or laptop at hand. If you want details of a certain battle, person or place, you will have to look it up. The book briefly glossed over Newgrange and acknowledges that there was thousands of years of the Irish people prior to Christian Ireland. But understandably, another story for another book. Similarly, the early 20th century was a tumultuous time for Ireland, and entire tomes have been written just on the first few decades of the 20th, whereas only 50 pages of this book was dedicated to the cause.

The biggest problem I had with this book is perhaps the editing. Who edited this book? There are clearly errors where dates do not line up, names are misspelled and just flat out mistypes (on p. 347, the paragraph starts, "Collins had come back from back from England..." What?!). It was easy to miss because there are so many names and dates, it was difficult to keep them straight. Also, the author jumps around with the sequencing of events, but then only lists the month and the day, and not the year, which makes it very confusing. Also, I find that sometimes acronyms, and there are so many with the different political factions, aren't always defined or described. He uses them as if you should already know who they are. Again, I found myself spending a lot of time on my phone, Googling various terms, and also referencing the index, hoping to find the terms described elsewhere in the book.

All-in-all, a decent one stop shop if want to know the who, what and when of modern Irish history. Although, don't expect to be thrilled. It's quite a boring tread, and you may end up watching Outlander instead because it's "close enough," or maybe that's just me :)
Kendis
This book is a poorly organized collection of information, and reminds me of a mediocre thesis that might have been written by a college student. It doesn't flow chronologically and it is dull, boring, tedious, somewhat repetitive, and mind-numbing. It's best to avoid history books written by university professors who have little or no experience in life outside the classroom.

A good contrast, for example, are the biographies of Patton and Eisenhower written by Carlo d'Este, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. They are superb.
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