While it is easy to appreciate the natural beauty of Ireland, the Emerald Isle's history is also a rich and complex subject of study. Spanning prehistoric and Celtic Ireland to modern times, this concise, illustrated volume examines the people, religion, social changes, and politics that have evolved into the traditional of modern Ireland. Henry Weisser takes the reader on a journey through Ireland's past, to show how historic events have left an indelible mark in everything from architecture and economy, to the spirit and lifestyles of the Irish people.
Henry Weisser is Professor of History at Colorado State University specialising in British and Irish history. He received his doctorate degree from Columbia University and has visited Wales many times, often bringing groups of American students with him. He is the author of nine books and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.