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Contested Island: Ireland 1460-1630


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Contested Island: Ireland 1460-1630 - Connolly, S J
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Between the 1460s and the 1630s Ireland was transformed from a medieval into a modern society. A poor society on the periphery of Europe, dominated by the conflicts of competing warlords--Irish and English--it later became a centralised political unit with a single government and code of laws, and a still primitive, but rapidly developing, market economy. These changes, however, had been achieved by brutal wars of conquest, while large scale colonisation projects had created lasting tensions between old inhabitants and ...

Contested Island: Ireland 1460-1630 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199563715

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