Contents List of Maps Preface Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgements Contributors Note to the Reader A-Z Entries Maps Subject Index
Sean Connolly is Professor of Irish History at the School of History and Anthropology, Queen's University, Belfast. His previous posts have included Archivist at the Public Record Office of Ireland, Lecturer at St Patrick's College, Dublin, and Lecturer and later Reader in History at the University of Ulster. He is the author and editor of a number of titles.
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