Historical Dictionary Of Ireland by Frank A. BiletzHistorical Dictionary Of Ireland by Frank A. Biletz

Historical Dictionary Of Ireland

byFrank A. Biletz

Hardcover | November 14, 2013

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All places undergo change, but in few has this change been quite as sweeping as Ireland - both the independent Republic of Ireland and dependent Northern Ireland - so it is good to see where it is heading at present. Obviously, that has to be judged on the background of where it is coming from, not only over the past decade or so but over centuries and, indeed, millennia. This new edition of Historical Dictionary of Ireland is an excellent resource for discovering the history of Ireland. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The cross-referenced dictionary section has over 600 entries on significant persons, places and events, political parties and institutions (including the Catholic church) with period forays into literature, music and the arts. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Ireland.
Frank A. Biletz has been teaching Irish history since 1994, and since 1997, he has been Lecturer in History at Loyal University Chicago. Over the years he has published articles and reviews on Irish studies for various journals and books.
Title:Historical Dictionary Of IrelandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9.31 × 6.35 × 1.99 inPublished:November 14, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081085077X

ISBN - 13:9780810850774

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Editorial Reviews

This volume in the European Historical Dictionaries series continues this series' tradition of excellence. The dictionary is a scholarly, clearly written work, packed full of useful information. The main section consists of an A to Z annotated dictionary with entries covering the main events, people, and places in Irish history. The 20-page introduction provides a concise overview of Irish history from the Neolithic period until 1922. Four appendixes list the presidents of Ireland; the prime ministers of the Irish Free State and Irish Republic; the prime ministers of Northern Ireland; and the first ministers and deputy first ministers of Northern Ireland. The work concludes with an extensive bibliography. This dictionary is a useful book that any institution or individual with an interest in Irish studies should acquire.