May 23 2018 Posted: 09:25 IST

The Cambridge History of Ireland Launched by President Higgins

NUI Galway academics contribute to a landmark survey of Irish history in the newly launched book ‘The Cambridge History of Ireland’ from circa 600 to the present day


Tuesday May 15 2018: President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins officially launched the book, The Cambridge History of Ireland in Dublin Castle recently. Written by a team of more than 100 leading historians from around the world, it includes contributions from Drs Sarah-Anne Buckley, Caitriona Clear and Pádraig Lenihan, and retired professors Nicholas Canny and Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh from the Department of History at NUI Galway, and from Dr Lesa Ní Mhunghaile from Roinn na Gaeilge. The general editor, Professor Thomas Bartlett, retired from Aberdeen, lectured in UCG/NUIG History department from 1976 to 1995.

The work benefits from a strong political narrative framework, and includes essays that address the full range of social, economic, religious, linguistic, military, cultural, artistic and gender history. The arrangement of the volumes challenges traditional chronological boundaries in a manner that offers new perspectives and insights. Additional information available at this link:  Cambridge HoIre

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