The Oxford Companion to Irish History

A new Oxford Companion to Irish History is out, this time in a revised, handy paperback edition. Originally written by a team of 87 specialists with 1,800 entries on Irish history from ancient times to the 21st century, this book would have seemed difficult to improve upon. But as editor S.J. Connolly - an author and professor of Irish History at Queens University, Belfast - explains in a preface "the appearance of a second edition provides the opportunity for a variety of additions and improvements." Mainly, the new edition offers expanded articles and entries on the visual arts, as well as what Connolly calls "Irish prehistory." This new edition also allows those who missed the first release of this valuable resource to pick it up this time around. As with the first edition, well-known people and events are re-examined in light of challenging new research. Meanwhile, women's history, public health and other topics often ignored in past histories are explored. Useful maps and a subject index are also included. All in all "The Oxford Companion to Irish History" is a good (and reasonably priced) addition to any Irish book lover's reference shelf. ($24.95 / 650 pages / Oxford)


Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:

Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly):

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.

Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: