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HIST 2240 Irish History: An Introduction (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Covering the broad sweep of Irish history from ancient Celtic times until the present; no prior knowledge is presumed. Topics include: the coming of Christianity; the various invasions by the 'Danes', and the Normans; relations between the various groups in Ireland in the high Middle Ages; the Reformation; the movement from Lordship to Kingship; and the attempts to impose Protestantism on the country. We will examine the role of Cromwell and William III, the Penal Laws, rebellion, Ireland’s position in the United Kingdom, partition, sectarianism and the most recent Troubles ending with the Good Friday Agreement and the Celtic Tiger.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Oliver Rafferty

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17