Wars of the Irish Kings

Wars of the Irish Kings

A Thousand Years of Struggle From the Age of Myth Through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

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For the first thousand years of its history, Ireland was shaped by its monasteries and its wars. The artistic flourishing of the monasteries has received a good deal of attention, but the violent and varied wars have in recent years gone unremembered. In Wars of the Irish Kings, David Willis McCullough has turned back to the earliest accounts of these struggles to present a rich tapestry of Ireland's fight for its identity.

Beginning with the legends of ancient wars and warriors, moving through a time when history and storytelling were not separate crafts, into a time when history was as much propaganda as fact, Wars of the Irish Kings tells of tribal battles, foreign invasions, Viking raids, family feuds, wars between rival Irish kingdoms, and wars of rebellion against the English.

This collection is peopled with familiar names: Cuchulain, Finn MacCool, Brian Boru, Mad King Sweeney, Strongbow, Edward and Robert Bruce, Queen Elizabeth I and Lord Essex, Hugh O'Donnell, and Hugh O'Neill.
For the first thousand years of its history, Ireland was shaped by its monasteries and its wars. The artistic flourishing of the monasteries has received a good deal of attention, but the violent and varied wars have in recent years gone unremembered.

Baker & Taylor
Collects personal accounts of the wars, family feuds, and foreign invasions that shaped Ireland's identity, and shares eyewitness stories of the rulers, soldiers, and common people who influenced the outcome of battle.

Baker
& Taylor

A fascinating chronicle of more than one thousand years of Irish history draws on a range of primary sources, including the writings of ancient monks, personal diaries and journals, epic poetry, and other firsthand accounts, to capture the making of Ireland from the perspective of the people who were there. 10,000 first printing. History Main.

Publisher: New York : Crown, c2000
Edition: 1st Crown ed
ISBN: 9780812932331
0812932331
Branch Call Number: 941.5 WAR
Characteristics: xxxi, 348 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: McCullough, David W.

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