HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

An Irish History of Civilization [2 volume…
Loading...

An Irish History of Civilization [2 volume set]

by Donald H. Akenson

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
9None950,433 (3.5)None

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

"In his Irish History of Civilization, Don Akenson, the world's leading scholar of the Irish diaspora, fuses history and fiction into a remarkable narrative of a people and their influence around the globe. It is a story with many beginnings and no end, a vast chronicle of civilization through Irish eyes, in which Akenson takes us from St. Patrick to Woody Guthrie, from Constantine to John F. Kennedy, and from India to the Australian outback. In two volumes of masterful storytelling, he creates ironic, playful and acerbic historical miniatures; a kaleidoscopic series of reconstructions interwoven so that the same historical figures reappear in radically different contexts as their stories intersect with the larger picture"--P. [2] of v. 1 jacket.Volume I looks at Irish civilization from its semitic roots in early Christianity to St Patrick to early Irish conquests in Europe and several New Worlds, and from the eighteenth-century penal laws to the emergence of Irish Catholics as energetic imperializers within the First and Second British Empires.Volume II begins with the Great Famine and goes on to show the Irish adapting, improvising and innovating in Ireland and overseas: in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia and South Africa. The book ends by demonstrating the centrality of both Catholic and Protestant Irish culture to the United States.… (more)

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.5)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5 1
4
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 125,506,836 books! | Top bar: Always visible