By: CONNOLLY, S. J.
Between the 1460s and the 1630s Ireland was transformed from a medieval into a modern society. A poor society on the periphery of Europe, dominated by the conflicts of competing warlords--Irish and English--it later became a centralised political unit with a single government and code of laws, and a still primitive, but rapidly developing, market economy. These changes, however, had been achieved by brutal wars of conquest, while large scale colonisation projects had created lasting tensions between old inhabitants and recent settlers.
At the same time the great religious divide of the Reformation had introduced a further source of conflict to Ireland, dividing the population into two hostile camps, while at the same time giving it a new and dangerous role in the conflict between England and its continental enemies. Against this confused and constantly changing background, individuals and groups had repeatedly to adapt their customs and behaviour, their political allegiances and aspirations, and their sense of who they were. A long and complex story, with many false starts and numerous dead ends, it is the story of the people who became the modern Irish.
Title: Contested Island: Ireland 1460-1630 (Oxford History of Early Modern Europe)
Edition: First Trade Paperback Printing
Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 2007
ISBN Number: 0198208162
ISBN Number 13: 9780198208167
Binding: Card Wrappers
Book Condition: Almost 'As New'
Type: Trade Paperback
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Seller ID: 052865
Description: Charting Ireland's progression from a poor society on the periphery of Europe, dominated by the conflicts of competing warlords, to a centralized political unit with a rapidly developing market economy, Contested Island is the story of the people who became the modern Irish. x, 426pp, maps ; 24 cm. A volume in the series, 'Oxford history of early modern Europe'. Interior is clean and unmarked, pages white and fresh. Binding is tight and square, no spine creasing. Wrappers are also bright and clean with some slight wear to the corner tips. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 650g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on specific destination and weight.
Keywords: IRELAND HISTORY