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Dictionary of Irish Biography 2 Volume HB Set


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Lists of: editors, advisors, contributors; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Guide to entries; List of abbreviations; A-Z entries.

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An indispensable resource containing substantial and comprehensive biographical treatment of over 600 prominent figures in Irish history.

About the Author

James McGuire is an early modern historian, who taught Irish history at University College Cork and afterwards at University College Dublin. Joint editor of Irish Historical Studies (1987-92), he was appointed Chairman of the Irish Manuscripts Commission in 2003, and in 2007 he was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy. James Quinn has worked as an editor and contributor with the Royal Irish Academy's Dictionary of Irish Biography project since 1995. He has written widely on various aspects of Irish nationalism, biography and historiography. His publications include Soul on Fire: A Life of Thomas Russell (2001), John Mitchel (2008) and Young Ireland and the Writing of Irish History (2015).


'... [a] monumental and handsomely produced ... [book] ... These volumes have the cumulative effect of being deeply moving: an archive of lives lived, and captured by means of careful and scrupulous memorialisation.' Neil Hegarty, The Irish Times

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