The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present

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Routledge, 1998 - History - 425 pages
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The Making of Irelandby 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 Irelandoffers a complete history in one volume. Through a predominantly political narrative, James Lydon provides a coherent and readable introduction to this vital complex history.

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Wonderful book, but you really have to want to read it, there is a lot of information crammed in and it covers are large time frame. It got confusing a few times because so many people have very similar names, I had to go back and reread things a few times. Read full review

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Lydon is retired Professor of History, Trinity College, Dublin.

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