The Making Of Modern Ireland 1603 1923

Author : J.C. Beckett
ISBN : 9780571280896
Genre : History
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'Technically this book is a masterly achievement: the collection, sorting, selecting and balancing of material has meant an immense amount of hard and highly skilful work. The presentation is not only learned but cool, objective, unimpassioned and yet almost always alive and compassionate as well . . . As a reference book alone it is immensely valuable . . . As an example of a humane, scholarly, expert history, Professor Beckett's book will be difficult to surpass.' D. B. Quinn, Belfast Telegraph '[He] has brilliantly succeeded. The book is admirably constructed and written with clarity and economy which carry the narrative unflaggingly through to the end . . . This excellent book supersedes all previous histories of modern Ireland.' F. S. L. Lyons, New Statesman
Category: History

Kein Held F R Einen Tag

Author : Mark Owen
ISBN : 9783641146610
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 82.16 MB
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Bereit zum Kampf – ein Elitesoldat enthüllt, was wirklich zählt Mission erfüllt war ein Millionenerfolg. Aber Mark Owen war nicht nur dabei, als Osama bin Laden starb, er nahm während seiner 13 Jahre als Navy SEAL an über 100 wichtigen Einsätzen teil. Zum ersten Mal bietet Owen jetzt exklusive Einblicke in den Alltag eines Navy SEALs und enthüllt, wie er zum Teamleiter einer der besten Elitetruppen der Welt wurde: dem SEAL Team 6. Spannend, packend, aufsehenerregend! Nach wie vor sind unendlich viele Legenden in Umlauf über die Navy SEALs – Grund genug für Mark Owen, erstmals von seinen zutiefst persönlichen Erfahrungen und von den vielen Missionen jenseits der Schlagzeilen zu erzählen: »Mit Kein Held für einen Tag möchte ich die persönliche Seite des Krieges zeigen, die Herausforderungen, Entbehrungen und alles, was ich während meiner Zeit als Navy SEAL fürs Leben lernte. Als SEALs sind wir dazu angehalten, diese Werte und alles, was wir gelernt haben, weiterzugeben, damit andere das Gleiche für die nächste Generation tun können. Mit Kein Held für einen Tag möchte ich dies auch für meine Leser tun.« Von der Härte der Trainings bis zum Einsatz auf dem Schlachtfeld: Mark Owen nimmt uns mit in den Alltag eines Navy SEALs – Kampfgeist, Teamgeist, Nervenkitzel hautnah!
Category: Political Science

Sozialtheorien Im Vergleich

Author : Thorsten Bonacker
ISBN : 9783531911724
Genre : Social Science
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Die Sozialwissenschaften sind durch einen Theorien- und Methodenpluralismus gekennzeichnet. Doch was unterscheidet eigentlich genau verschiedene Sozialtheorien? Welche Unterschiede gehen auf differierende Erklärungen desselben Gegenstandes zurück, welche sind eher begrifflicher Natur? An welchen Stellen lassen sich trotz großer methodologischer Unterschiede ähnliche Erklärungen und Beschreibungen finden? Der Band versucht auf diese Fragen mithilfe eines fallbezogenen Theorienvergleichs Antworten zu geben. Verschiedene sozialtheoretische Ansätze liefern aus ihrer Perspektive einen Beitrag zur Erklärung spezifischer Aspekte des Nordirlandkonflikts. Der Band kann auch zur fallbezogenen Einführung in ausgewählte Sozialtheorien dienen.
Category: Social Science

Britain And Ireland

Author : Jeremy Smith
ISBN : 9781317884934
Genre : History
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Jeremy Smith explores relations between Britain and Ireland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century with a story that still raises deep passions and bitter disagreements both among historians and within wider public opinion. This examination attempts to chart a more dispassionate course between the various contending positions and has enormous relevance to the unfolding events in both Northern Ireland and Britain as the united Kingdom moves towards a federal constitutional structure. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject, valuable in bringing the reader up-to-speed on the area being examined, followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography. Incorporates a large amount of research on Irish history during the last two decades and gives particular focus to the dramatic events between the Easter rising of 1916 and the intense negotiations surrounding the Treaty in the autumn of 1921. For those interested in the history between Ireland and Britain.
Category: History


Author : Joseph Coohill
ISBN : 9781780745367
Genre : History
File Size : 62.59 MB
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This fourth edition of Joseph Coohill’s best-selling book has been fully updated to include the latest political, economic, and social developments in Ireland. Starting with the first prehistoric inhabitants of the island, Ireland takes readers right up to the present day through the Great Famine, Home Rule, the Good Friday Agreement, and the economic struggles of the 21st century, covering the major events that have shaped the country. Clear and lucid, Coohill’s writing paints an engaging picture of a people for whom history is a key part of present-day reality. Highly accessible, yet demonstrating a sophisticated level of analysis, this book provides a valuable resource to students and all those wishing to acquaint themselves further with the complex identity of the Irish people.
Category: History

The Irish Question

Author : Lawrence J. McCaffrey
ISBN : 9780813148328
Genre : History
File Size : 62.38 MB
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From 1800 to 1922 the Irish Question was the most emotional and divisive issue in British politics. It pitted Westminster politicians, anti-Catholic British public opinion, and Irish Protestant and Presbyterian champions of the Union against the determination of Ireland's large Catholic majority to obtain civil rights, economic justice, and cultural and political independence. In this completely revised and updated edition of The Irish Question, Lawrence J. McCaffrey extends his classic analysis of Irish nationalism to the present day. He makes clear the tortured history of British-Irish relations and offers insight into the difficulties now facing those who hope to create a permanent peace in Northern Ireland.
Category: History

The Irish Catholic Diaspora In America

Author : Lawrence John McCaffrey
ISBN : 0813208963
Genre : History
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When Lawrence J. McCaffrey's The Irish Diaspora in America was published in 1976, it won rave reviews and quickly became the standard college and university text on the Irish-American experience. Named the "best short history of the Irish in America" by Andrew M. Greeley in a New York Times review, McCaffrey's work traced the experience of Irish-American Catholics from their beginnings as detested, unskilled pioneers of the urban ghetto to their rise as an essentially affluent, powerful, middle-class suburban community. Blending his work and the contributions of other scholars, McCaffrey here adds fresh interpretations to the history of Irish American Catholics. He focuses on a number of topics, including the significance of Catholicism as the core of Irish ethnicity and the source of nativist attacks on their presence in the United States; the impact of Irish America on the course of Irish nationalism; the psychological struggle to reconcile Irish loyalties to an authoritarian religion and a liberal-democratic politics; and, more recently, the fading of the Catholic dimension of Irish identity. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lawrence J. McCaffrey is professor emeritus of Loyola University of Chicago. He is the cofounder of the American Conference for Irish Studies and the author of numerous books and articles, including The Irish Question: Two Centuries of Conflict, Textures of Irish America, and Ireland from Colony to Nation State. He is frequently interviewed by the major television networks and is featured in an upcoming PBS documentary on Irish America. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK: "The reissue of McCaffrey's classic study is a tribute to his contribution to our understanding of that great migration. He has been, and remains, a major pioneering figure in the field." "A fine, moving and scholarly account of great merit and insight. The previous edition stood the test of time. This latest version will further extend and enhance McCaffrey's considerable influence and stature."--The Heythrop Journal "When the original study appeared, I shared with many other historians the opinion that McCaffrey had written the best-single volume history of the American Catholic Irish; the new volume confirms that judgment. While this study will appeal to anyone with an interest in the subject, it is an historiographical gem for historians. The bibliographic essay alone justifies its acquisition."--John B. Duff, The International History Review "An immensely readable book which charts the experience of Irish Catholics in America. Acknowledging his critics and in defense of the Catholic dimension to his analysis, McCaffrey argues that for the majority of Irish in America, their Catholicism proved to be an important signifier of their ethnic, cultural, and national identity."--Journal of American Ethnic History "McCaffrey has been the pioneering social historian of the American Irish. This book is a survey of the territory, rethought and recast since initial publication over 20 years ago. . . . The early chapters are a very useful summary of the Irish background, and the Irish-American chapters are windows into the essential themes of this remarkable diaspora."--Prof. Charles Fanning, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale "McCaffrey's book is a seminal and indispensable resource for anyone trying to understand the Irish experience in America. A seamless blend of insight and scholarship, it manages to be sweeping without every being superficial. This is a work of enduring importance."--Peter Quinn, author of Banished Children of Eve "Drawing on a lifetime of reading and research, McCaffrey has written an informative, cogent and highly readable book, which includes a splendid bibliographical essay. This is a valuable contribution to Irish studies and ethnic history, one that should appeal
Category: History

James Vii

Author : Alastair Mann
ISBN : 9781907909092
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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James VII and II is one of the least studied monarchs of Scotland, and has previously mostly been studied from an English perspective or as the muddled victim of the revolution of 1688/9 which delivered for Britain much-vaunted political emancipation. This book provides the first complete portrait of James as a Stewart prince of Scotland, as duke of Albany and King of Scots. It re-evaluates the traditional views of James as a Catholic extremist and absolutist who failed through incompetence, and challenges preconceptions based on strong views of his failings, both in popular belief and serious history. Investigating the personality and motives of the man, this biography assesses James as commander, as Christian and as king, but also as family man and Restoration libertine - a prince of his time. Painting a picture of James from cradle to grave, from childhood to resigned exile, it brings him to life within his Scottish context and as a member of the royal line of Scotland. The journey from dashing young cavalry commander to pious prince in exile appears oddly incongruous given the political and personal trials that lay between. That journey was much more of Scotland than previous studies have suggested - indeed, James was in many ways the last King of Scots.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sir Joseph Ward

Author : Michael Bassett
ISBN : 9781869407919
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sir Joseph Ward (1856-1930) was the leading political figure during the forty-year life of the Liberal Party in New Zealand. He was a member of Ballance's first Cabinet, twice Prime Minister (1906-12 and 1928-30), and was still a Cabinet Minister at the time of his death. This lively biography is the story of an ambitious first-generation New Zealander of Irish Catholic parents who spent more than half a century in local and central government politi, influencing the directions taken in many areas of New Zealand life. It contains much new material about Ward's private business dealings, his flourishing Southland company, his bankruptcy and his remarkable rehabilitation. Michael Bassett reveals a genial, courteous, fast-talking man of vision who nevertheless experienced difficulty adapting to a changing world. Bassett writes with the insight into political life of a former cabinet minister.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Alan Turing Enigma

Author : Andrew Hodges
ISBN : 370915832X
Genre : Computers
File Size : 87.60 MB
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Alan Turing, Enigma ist die Biographie des legendären britischen Mathematikers, Logikers, Kryptoanalytikers und Computerkonstrukteurs Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954). Turing war einer der bedeutendsten Mathematiker dieses Jahrhunderts und eine höchst exzentrische Persönlichkeit. Er gilt seit seiner 1937 erschienenen Arbeit "On Computable Numbers", in der er das Prinzip des abstrakten Universalrechners entwickelte, als der Erfinder des Computers. Er legte auch die Grundlagen für das heute "Künstliche Intelligenz" genannte Forschungsgebiet. Turings zentrale Frage "Kann eine Maschine denken?" war das Motiv seiner Arbeit und wird die Schlüsselfrage des Umgangs mit dem Computer werden. Die bis 1975 geheimgehaltene Tätigkeit Turings für den britischen Geheimdienst, die zur Entschlüsselung des deutschen Funkverkehrs führte, trug entscheidend zum Verlauf und Ausgang des Zweiten Weltkriegs bei.
Category: Computers