A Brief History of Ireland
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State, Paul F.A brie history o Ireland / Paul F. State.p. cm.Includes bibliographical reerences and index.ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7516-4 (acid-ree paper)ISBN-10: 0-8160-7516-6 (acid-ree paper) 1. Ireland—History. I. Title.DA910.S73 2009941.5—dc22 2008029243Facts On File books are available at special discounts when purchased in bulkquantities or businesses, associations, institutions, or sales promotions. Please callour Special Sales Department in New York at (212) 967-8800 or (800) 322-8755.You can fnd Facts On File on the World Wide Web at http://www.actsonfle.comText design by Lina FarinellaCover design by Semadar Megged / Takeshi TakahashiMaps by Jeremy EaglePrinted in the United States o AmericaBang Hermitage 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1This book is printed on acid-ree paper.