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A History of Ireland in 100 Objects Fintan O'Toole

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects By Fintan O'Toole

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects by Fintan O'Toole


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The Irish Times literary editor Fintan O'Toole selects 100 objects to narrate a history of Ireland.

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects Summary

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects by Fintan O'Toole

This book takes 100 objects and explores their significance in shaping Ireland. Photographs are accompanied by a concise and insightful story that shows the social, political and artistic vitality of each object. Beginning with Mesolithic Ireland and ending in 2005, ornamental treasures such as the Book of Kells, the magnificent 8th century Ardagh Chalice and a chair by modernist furniture designer Eileen Gray are given equal importance as pieces such as the bloodstained shirt of Irish revolutionary James Connolly, a 1950s washing machine and the letters from the Anglo Irish Bank sign which were dismantled in 2011. The concept for this book came from a series in the Irish Times by columnist, writer and literary editor Fintan O'Toole, who also writes the robust introduction to the book.

About Fintan O'Toole

Fintan O'Toole is a columnist and literary editor with The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton University. He has written books on Irish history, politics, society and culture.

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GOR011016184
9781908996152
1908996153
A History of Ireland in 100 Objects by Fintan O'Toole
Used - Like New
Hardback
Royal Irish Academy
20130317
250
Winner of Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2013, Best Irish-Published Book of the Year 2013 (Ireland) Short-listed for Business to Arts Awards 2013 2013 (Ireland)
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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