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Eyewitness to Irish History

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SKU 9780470053126
The history of Ireland told through the words of the people who lived it

Eyewitness to Irish History draws upon original source materials to capture the tumultuous events and rich texture of Irish history like no other book. Comparing the readings compiled here to snapshots, the renowned Celtic scholar Peter Berresford Ellis offers what is, in essence, a family album of Ireland and the Irish people—beginning with Golamh, the legendary leader of the band of Iberian Celts who settled the island more than three thousand years ago, and concluding with gripping firsthand accounts by those on both sides of the bloody civil conflict in Northern Ireland.

Through sources ranging from ancient forsundun (praise songs) and the hero kings to newspaper accounts, public decrees, and even graffiti, Eyewitness to Irish History touches on virtually every major event and offers vivid portraits of everyday life in Ireland through the centuries. 

Format: Paperback