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by Paul Johnson

  • Author: Paul Johnson
  • ISBN: 078615814X
  • ISBN13: 978-0786158140
  • ePub: 1645 kb | FB2: 1149 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.; Unabridged edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 848
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Ireland: A Concise History from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day ePub download

I have enjoyed other books by Paul Johnson, and I was looking forward to seeing his knack for a good story and memorable details applied to the Irish

I have enjoyed other books by Paul Johnson, and I was looking forward to seeing his knack for a good story and memorable details applied to the Irish. Unfortunately, this book was less a history of Ireland and more a defense of why English interference was not really responsible for any of the ills of Ireland, because the Irish weren't that great to begin with.

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Ireland - Paul Johnson. The text of Laudabiliter does not survive in the papal archives and we have it only through the twelfth-century Expugnatio Hibernica (The Conquest of Ireland) written by the Welsh cleric Giraldus Cambrensis, and which is anti-Irish in tone

Ireland - Paul Johnson. CHAPTER 1. Gaelic Ireland and the English Pale. The English presence in Ireland arose from the failure of Irish society to develop the institution of monarchy. The Irish, of course, had kingship; too much of it, indeed. The text of Laudabiliter does not survive in the papal archives and we have it only through the twelfth-century Expugnatio Hibernica (The Conquest of Ireland) written by the Welsh cleric Giraldus Cambrensis, and which is anti-Irish in tone. ⁰ At one time Irish nationalist historians questioned its authenticity, but modern scholarship has resolved any reasonable doubts. ¹ The Bull was probably.

Some of his many books are masterpieces of epic proportions, including Modern Times: A History of the World from the 1920s to the 1980s; Ireland: A Concise History from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day; Art: A New History; The Civilization of Ancient Egypt; The Renaissance; A History of Christianity; A History of the American People; A History of th. In his early days, Johnson’s political outlook was, by his own admission, leftist or progressive.

But Ireland has a history more varied, turbulent, fascinating, and terrible than any other. With remarkable clarity and concision, bestselling author Paul Johnson tells the compelling story of this most remarkable island. Blackstone Audiobooks.

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Drawing from a wealth of historical and scholarly sources, Johnson traces the important social, religious and political . This is an eminently readable, informative history of Ireland from the twelfth century up to the late 1970's. Unlike many histories, it is not a list of statistics

Drawing from a wealth of historical and scholarly sources, Johnson traces the important social, religious and political development of Ireland's struggle to become. Unlike many histories, it is not a list of statistics. Nor is it an appeal to our sensibilities. It is swift, yet comprehensive. Good, with fairness to different sides. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago. This seems to treat the various causes and factions in Ireland with fairness.

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No one will argue with the fact that Ireland is a beautiful, enchanted place. But Ireland has a history more varied, turbulent, fascinating, and terrible than any other. From the first English presence in Ireland in the twelfth century through siege, rebellion, and civil war, to Irish ascendancy, home rule, and the present-day troubles, bestselling author Paul Johnson tells, with remarkable clarity and concision, the compelling story of this most remarkable island.
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Boring
Uaha
Like all Johnson books
Malogamand
As is true of all of your books by this author, this work is both accurate and balanced. The one star reviews come from people who are biased in favor of one side and who don't like the plain truth.

Strongly recommended, as are all of Johnson's works, if you are a fan of the truth and of not biased lies that support your own narrow prejudice and parochialism.
Gathris
When an author starts to list the positive effects of the great famine, and uses verbiage like "excess deaths" informed readers should beware! Also the constant mispronunciation of Irish places and names is very annoying in the audible version.
OwerSpeed
I should really have known better than to pick up a book written by this crusty old gentleman. I have never been a fan of Paul Johnson - his periodic op-ed pieces in Forbes magazine never fail to make my blood boil. However, it is his anti-Irish vitriol that really puzzles me. I knew of his bias before I bought this book, but decided to give it a shot anyway.

What a mistake.

This man clearly lives in an era long-since passed. At least, it has passed for most Irish and English people. The mutual distrust, the fatalistic refusal to let go of history and the constant sniping at one-another would all essentially be done, if it were not for old die-hards like Johnson. Perhaps he lacks a target that irks him more than the Irish, or perhaps it is just a matter of geographical convenience for him. Whatever the reason, in this book, Johnson never misses an opportunity to twist the knife in the back of the Irish as a whole.

There are far better written and better thought-out compilations on Irish history without having to suffer through one written by a man who once called for financial sanctions to be imposed on the entire Irish population to compensate for IRA activity in mainland Britain. Perhaps, Mr. Johnson, the Irish people could best respond by speaking your own language - imposing sanctions on pompous old curmudgeons like yourself for years forwarding an agenda of brutal division of the island of Ireland. Or perhaps one of the many gifted Irish authors could simply write a scathing account of the bloody and tainted history of your people. In my opinion, the best response is to do nothing. People of this ilk are almost entirely irrelevant in the modern countries of Britain and Ireland. Perhaps if we just ignore Mr. Johnson long enough, he will disappear into a chasm of his own bitterness and spite.
Arar
Too concise to really offer much illumination. Very brief on the various Irish heroes (Parnell, O'Connell, etc.). In the face of centuries of British destruction in Ireland, the author is somehow anti-Irish. Not worth time or money.
Whatever
This is an eminently readable, informative history of Ireland from the twelfth century up to the late 1970's. Unlike many histories, it is not a list of statistics. Nor is it an appeal to our sensibilities. It is swift, yet comprehensive.
Everyone knows Ireland as a magical vacation destination, but who really understands the turbulent history behind this country? Paul Johnson is only too eager to inform his readers of its past, from twelfth century to present day issues. Johnson is objective and gives a quick recount of each major historical event. An informative read!
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