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Abject Loyalty: Nationalism and Monarchy in Ireland During the Reign of Queen Victoria
by James H. Murphy
Book Description: Abject Loyalty challenges the view that Irish nationalists were necessarily hostile to the British monarchy. During Queen Victoria's reign, royal visits to Ireland were in fact generally met with great enthusiasm. Indeed, the strength of the opposition of some Irish nationalists to the monarchy was a sign of the purchase that it seemed to have on the allegiance of many people within nationalist Ireland. By the 1880s, however, the monarchy had become the focus for British imperial identity in England and for the denial of constitutional legitimacy to those in Ireland who wished for home rule. It began to face increasing opposition in Ireland both because nationalist politicians feared its influence might reconcile Irish people to the Union with Britain and because enthusiasm for monarchy in Ireland was used to feed a British discourse which saw Ireland as a country that could be appeased by concessions short of home rule and which did not take nationalist demands seriously. 

The book traces Ireland's interaction with the British monarchy from King George III to Queen Elizabeth II but focuses on the reign of Queen Victoria. It deals with its topic on two levels. It explores Queen Victoria's interaction with Ireland and her influence on British policy towards Ireland. And it examines how Queen Victoria and monarchy were perceived in Ireland. 

Whereas Queen Victoria's views and actions have previously been subject to historical analysis, no previous study has seriously explored how she was perceived in Ireland or the subtleties of nationalism's attitude towards monarchy. Abject Loyalty makes a significant and original contribution to the political and cultural history of Ireland and will be of interest to those concerned with understanding the historical development of Irish identity.
Hardcover: 352 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.19 x 9.22 x 6.36
Publisher: Catholic Univ of Amer Pr; (November )
ISBN: 0813210763

The Ancient Celts
by Barry Cunliffe
Listed under Ancient Britain

Ancient Ireland: Life Before the Celts
by Laurence Flanagan
Hardcover: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.99 x 8.73 x 5.65
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan;
ISBN: 0312218818

The Blackwell Companion to Modern Irish Culture
by W. J. McCormack (Editor)

Bobby Sands and the Tragedy of Northern Ireland
by John M. Feehan
Listed under The Troubles

Celtic Christianity: A Sacred Tradition, a Vision of Hope
by Timothy J. Joyce
Paperback from Orbis Books

Celtic Myths (The Legendary Past)
by Miranda Jane Green
Listed under Celtic Mythology

The Course of Irish History
The Course of Irish History
by T. W. Moody (Editor), et al
Much Irish history is written as a matter of heroes and leaders, of great personalities and sweeping events. T. W. Moody and F. X. Martin's collection of essays by leading historians offers all those things, but it takes the land itself as its starting point. Ireland, they write, has always been poor because of its ungiving soil; always isolated because of its ring of imposing mountains and steep hills--but always open to invasion from the east across the calm, narrow Irish Sea, because of which, they write, "our present-day laws and institutions have their origins in England." While taking a long view of events, they manage to compress thousands of years of history into this fact-filled, highly readable book.
Paperback from Roberts Rinehart Pub
Cuchulain of Muirthemne
by Lady Gregory
Book Description:
Dramatic, enthralling accounts of the legendary Cuchulain, the greatest of ancient Irelandâ€s legendary Knights of the Red Branch, tell of his birth and boyhood deeds, superhuman exploits in love and war, and premature death, all in the same beautifully simple style Lady Gregory first heard in stories told by her childhood nurse. Preface by W. B. Yeats.
Paperback from Dover Pubns

Dictionary of Irish Artists: 20th Century
by Theo Snoddy

Dress in Ireland
by Mairead Dunlevy
Listed under Vintage Costume

Early Ireland : An Introduction to Irish Prehistory
Early Ireland : An Introduction to Irish Prehistory
by Michael J. O'Kelly
Paperback from Cambridge University Press
Erin's Blood Royal: The Gaelic Noble Dynasties of Ireland
by Peter Beresford Ellis
In time long past, little corners of Ireland were ruled by chiefs, kings, earls, and other nobles whose ancient dominion came to an end with the Tudor conquests of the 1500s. But, writes author Peter Ellis, the royal bloodlines continued to flow in faraway lands, the forgotten victims of "the ruthless colonial policy of an unsympathetic alien power."

With the Flight of the Wild Geese, when many nobles abandoned the island, the hereditary aristocracy of Ireland lost power and, with time, was forgotten at home. Today, emerging from exile in places like Austria and Asturias, claimants to long-abandoned titles are now popping up everywhere, and the Irish government has been obliging some of them with "courtesy recognition"--an anachronism, many Irish object, in a democratic era. Surveying the surviving nobility, Ellis examines their claims and, in the process, addresses what he rightly calls "a much-neglected area of Irish history": the blue-blood past of the MacGillycuddys, Maguires, O'Brien's, and other storied families. Heraldry buffs, royalty watchers, and claimants to long-lost thrones will find much of interest in Ellis's wanderings through the island's unhappy history. --Gregory McNamee -
Hardcover: 384 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.30 x 9.60 x 6.50
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; Revised edition (April )
ISBN: 0312230494

The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World
The Great Shame: And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World
by Thomas Keneally
The Booker Prize-winning Schindler's List (on which Steven Spielberg based his Oscar-winning film) demonstrated that Thomas Keneally could make history as compelling as any novel. His latest book, The Great Shame, expands upon the achievement of his earlier fiction. This is more than just the story of the Keneally family tree, transported from Ireland to Australia in the 19th-century. It is the story of how Irish men and women came to be dispersed all over the world, and what they made of their lives in their new homes. It is the epic history of a whole people. 

The Great Shame is hypnotically readable, partly because Keneally weaves his many narrative strands so expertly and touches his story with many moments of beautiful writing, but also because it is all, even at its most extraordinary, completely true. The result is astonishingly vivid. What The Great Shame most resembles is a classic 19th-century novel: Dickens, say, or George Eliot. Readers avidly follow Keneally's characters through their successes and their trials, until the very last sentence in the book when, like a master from the classic age of the novel, Keneally pays tribute to "the piquant blood and potent ghosts of the characters to whom we now bid goodbye." --Adam Roberts -
Paperback from Anchor

How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History,)
by Thomas Cahill
In this delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little-known "hinge" of history, Thomas Cahill takes us to the "island of saints and scholars," the Ireland of St. Patrick and the Book of Kells. Here, far from the barbarian despoliation of the continent, monks and scribes laboriously, lovingly, even playfully preserved the West's written treasury. When stability returned in Europe, these Irish scholars were instrumental in spreading learning, becoming not only the conservators of civilization, but also the shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on Western culture.
Paperback: 246 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.57 x 8.04 x 5.22
Anchor; ISBN: 0385418493; (March )
In Search of Ancient Ireland: From Neolithic Times to the Coming of the English
In Search of Ancient Ireland: From Neolithic Times to the Coming of the English
by Carmel McCaffrey, Leo Eaton
Book Description: This engaging book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age to 1167 A.D., when an Anglo-Norman invasion brought the country under control of the English crown for the first time. So much of what people today accept as ancient Irish history-Celtic invaders from Europe turning Ireland into a Celtic nation; St. Patrick driving the snakes from Ireland and converting its people to Christianity-is myth and legend with little basis in reality. The truth is more interesting. The Irish, as the authors show, are not even Celtic in an archaeological sense. And there were plenty of bishops in Ireland before a British missionary called Patrick arrived. But In Search of Ancient Ireland is not simply the story of events from long ago. Across Ireland today are ancient sites and folk customs that provide tangible links to events thousands of years past. The authors visit and describe many of these places, talking to a wide variety of historians, archeologists and language scholars, in the very settings where history happened. Thus the book is also a journey on the ground to uncover ten thousand years of Irish identity. It is all here, from the Celtic culture to the rise of the uniquely Irish Christian spirituality to the final chapter which deals with the complex events that led to the English invasion of the island. 

In Search of Ancient Ireland is the official companion to the PBS series of the same name. 
Hardcover from New Amsterdam Books

Mabon: Celebrating the Autumn Equinox
by Kristin M. Madden
(Paperback -- July )

Scotch-Irish: A Social History
by James G. Leyburn
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.94 x 9.02 x 5.00
Univ of North Carolina Pr; ISBN: 0807842591; Reprint edition (September 1989)
A Short History of Ireland
A Short History of Ireland
by John O'Beirne Ranelagh
Paperback from Cambridge University Press
1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Irish-American History
by Edward T. O'Donnell
(Paperback -- February 26, )

How the Irish Became White
by Noel Ignatiev
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.64 x 9.01 x 6.18
Routledge; ISBN: 0415918251;

The Back of Beyond: A Search for the Soul of Ireland
by James Charles Roy
(Hardcover -- February 19, )

Danny Boy: The Beloved Irish Ballad
by Malachy McCourt
(Hardcover -- December )

The Green Flag: A History of Irish Nationalism
by Robert Kee
This excellent book on the subject has been in print for over 30 years. Db.
Paperback: 877 pages
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0140291652; (June 5, )

Big Little Book of Irish Wit & Wisdom: Six Volumes in One: Irish Blessings, Irish Toasts, Irish Proverbs, Irish Riddles, Irish Laws, Irish Wisdom
by Pat Fairon, Mary Dowling Daley (Contributor)
(Hardcover -- September )

Killing Rage
by Eamon Collins, Mick McGovern (Contributor)
Listed under The Troubles

Sir Roger Casement in Imperial Germany, 1914-1916
by Reinhard R. Doerries
Listed under Sir Roger Casement

To School Through the Fields: An Irish Country Childhood
by Alice Taylor
(Paperback -- March )

A Secret History of the IRA
by Ed Moloney
Listed under The Troubles

Tom Crean: Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions
by Michael Smith
(Hardcover -- February )

The Great Irish Famine: Impact, Ideology and Rebellion (British History in Perspective)
by Christine Kinealy

Families of County Cork, Ireland: From the Earliest Times to the 20th Century: Irish Family Surnames With Lo Cations & Origins: Including English, sc
by Michael C. O'Laughlin

The Irish Tinkers: The Urbanization of an Itinerant People
by George Gmelch
(Paperback - June 1985)

Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America
by Kerby A. Miller
(Paperback - January 1988)

The Encyclopedia of Ireland: An A-Z Guide to Its People, Places, History, and Culture
by Ciaran Brady (Editor)
Publisher: Oxford University Press; (November )

Families of County Kerry, Ireland: Over Four Thousand Entries from the Archives of the Irish Genealogical Foundation
by Michael C. O'Laughlin
(Hardcover - )

The Irish: A Photohistory, 1840-1940
by Sean Sexton, Christine Kinealy

Irish Records: Sources for Family and Local History
by James G. Ryan

Isolde, Queen of the Western Isle
by Rosalind Miles

The Encyclopedia of the Irish in America
by Michael Glazier (Editor), Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Prophecy of Berchan: Irish and Scottish High-Kings of the Early Middle Ages (Contributions to the Study of World History)
by Benjamin T. Hudson
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The Great Queens: Irish Goddesses from the Morrigan to Cathleen Ni Houlihan
by Rosalind Clark

A History of Northern Ireland

How the Irish Became White
by Noel Ignatiev

In Search of Ancient Ireland
by Carmel McCaffrey and Leo Eaton

The Irish Experience: A Concise History
by Thomas E. Hachey, et al

Irish Genealogies (includes Vol. 3 of Keatings History of Ireland)
by Geoffrey Keating, et al.
Listed under Irish Genealogy

The Irish Famine (Discoveries)
by Gray. Peter, et al

Irish Kings & High Kings
by F. J. Byrne
Publisher: International Specialized Book Services; 2nd edition (December 1, )

The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland
by R. F. Foster
Publisher: Oxford University Press;

Out of Ireland : The Story of Irish Emigration to America
by Paul Wagner, Kerby A. Miller

Out of Time: Irish Republican Prisoners Long Kesh 1972-2000
by Laurence McKeown

Pagan Celtic Ireland: The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age
by Barry Raftery

Poverty Before the Famine: County Clare 1835
Unknown Binding: 169 pages
Publisher: Clasp Press; ; 1 Ed edition ()
ISBN: 1900545012

The Story of the Irish Race
by Seumas MacManus
First published in the 1920's, this book is more of a curiosity than a work of history. Db.
(Hardcover - August 1990)

Shamrock and Sword: The Saint Patrick's Battalion in the U.S.-Mexican War
by Robert Ryal Miller
Listed under Mexican-American War

Timetables of Irish History: An Illustrated Chronological Chart of the History of Ireland from 6000 BC to Present Times
by Patrick C. Power (Introduction), Sean Duffy (Introduction)

The Twilight Lords: Elizabeth I and the Plunder of Ireland
by Richard Berleth
Covers the First and Second Desmond wars and the O'Neill uprising between the 1560s and the early 1600s. Db.
Paperback: 316 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.76 x 9.00 x 5.86
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub; Revised edition (August )
ISBN: 1570983763

Wars of the Irish Kings: A Thousand Years of Struggle, from the Age of Myth Through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I
by David Willis McCullough (Editor)

Wars of the Irish Kings : A Thousand Years of Struggle from the Age of Myth Through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I
by David W. McCullough (Editor)

Whoredom in Kimmage: The Private Lives of Irish Women
by Rosemary Mahoney
(Paperback -- November )

Ancient Ireland: From Prehistory to the Middle Ages
by Jacqueline O'Brien and Peter Harbison
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Anti-Catholicism in Northern Ireland, 1600-1998 : The Mote and the Beam
by John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins
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The Rebellion in Wicklow 1798 (New Directions in Irish History)
by Ruan O'Donnell
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Divided Society : Ethnic Minorities and Racism in Northern Ireland
by Paul Hainsworth (Editor)
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A Valley of Kings: The Boyne: Five Thousand Years of History
by Henry Boylan
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