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This work, originally intended as a chronicle of a single family, expanded in the writing into a full-scale panorama of the country's social and religious history. It accounts fairly and clearly for the causes and nature of centuries of discord between England and Ireland, at the same time using the long history of an ancient family to give an authentic picture of Irish life. William Magan descends directly from one of the oldest Irish royal houses, the O'Conors of Connaught. The blood of his Celtic forebears was mingled with that of the pre-Celtic, or Pictish, rulers who held sway in Ireland before the first known invasions. The Magan family, whose ancestral home is close to the geographical centre of Ireland, split into Catholic and Protestant branches only in the 18th century. This book was first published in 1983 as "Umma-More". This updated edition offers a new generation of readers an absorbing and impartial account of the passage of an old Celtic family through two thousand years of Irish history, offering insights into both the country and its people and how the English and Irish have regarded each other over centuries.
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Book Description Element Books, 2000. Condition: Good. 3rd. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP97946805
Book Description Element Books. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Seller Inventory # G1862047286I4N00
Book Description Element, 2000. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # 047437