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With over 1,800 entries, this acclaimed Companion--now to be had within the Oxford Paperback Reference series--offers a complete and authoritative consultant to all features of Ireland's previous, from earliest occasions to the current day. there's assurance not just of major political figures, companies, and occasions, but additionally of topics comparable to costume, tune, activity, and vitamin. conventional subject matters resembling the uprising of 1798 and the Irish Civil warfare sit down along entries on newly constructing parts equivalent to women's heritage and pop culture. as well as the alphabetical entries, the spouse incorporates a choice of ancient maps depicting such time sessions as eire circa 800, eire circa 1350, eire within the overdue fifteenth century, smooth eire, and masses extra. there's additionally a topic index, which teams headwords into thematic batches to supply another solution to entry the entries.
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