An Illustrated History of Ireland: From AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
When this history first appeared in 1868 it was hailed as unique in giving a more just and accurate account than any other book on the subject. Then, as now, the book was written in the belief that circumstances of the modern period can be better understood through a knowledge of Ireland's troubled and strangely varied history.
Mary Cusack's comprehensive analysis condenses three thousand years of literary, religious, and political development into a clear and readable narrative informed with calm reasoning and expounded in a bold and lucid style.
Political questions, particularly those of land and church, are approached with an honesty remarkable for the time of writing - the author's breadth and depth of view transcends the prejudices of her era. In its originality of thought and philosophical insight, The Illustrated History of Ireland is a chronicle with enduring relevance for the modern reader.
Format: Paperback | 672 pages
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5 x 4.2 | 588g
Publication Date: 1998
Publisher: Senate Press Limited
Publication City/Country: Middlesex, United Kingdom
Illustrations note: b&w illustrations
A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minor scuff marks along the edges, and some minor creasing on the bottom-left corner of the back cover, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with very minimal (barely noticeable) creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. Still a very clean, solid, and readable copy.