The Course of Irish History, Fifth Edition (Paperback)
First published over forty years ago and now updated to cover the "Celtic Tiger" economic boom of the 2000s and subsequent worldwide recession, this new edition of a perennial bestseller interprets Irish history as a whole. Designed and written to be popular and authoritative, critical and balanced, it has been a core text in both Irish and American universities for decades. It has also proven to be an extremely popular book for casual readers with an interest in history and Irish affairs. Considered the definitive history among the Irish themselves, it is an essential text for anyone interested in the history of Ireland.
The late T.W. Moody (1907 - 1984) was, for many years, professor of modern history at Trinity College, Dublin. F.X. Martin (1923 - 2000) was Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University College, Dublin. Dermot Keogh is Emeritus Professor of History and Emeritus Professor of European Integration Studies, University College Cork. Patrick Kiely is the Online Learning Development and Delivery Coordinator, Teaching & Learning, University College Cork. From 2008 to 2011, he was a Research Fellow in Irish Diplomatic History under the auspices of the Irish National Institute for Historical Research, School of History, UCC.