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Divided kingdom: Ireland, 1630-1800

Divided kingdom: Ireland, 1630-1800

Connolly, S. J. (Sean J.)

For Ireland the 17th and 18th centuries were an era marked by war, economic transformation, and the making and remaking of identities. Continuing the story he began in 'Contested Island', Sean Connolly examines the origins of modern Irish political and cultural identities, and the relationship between past and present. For Ireland the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were an era marked by war, economic transformation, and the making and remaking of identities. By the 1630s the era of wars of conquest seemed firmly in the past. But the British civil wars of the mid-seventeenth century fractured both Protestant and Catholic Ireland along lines defined by different combinations of religious and political allegiance. Later, after 1688, Ireland became the battlefield for what was otherwise Britain's bloodless (and so Glorious) Revolution. The eighteenth century, by contrast, was a period of peace, permitting Ireland to emerge, first as a dynamic actor in the growing Atlantic economy, then as the breadbasket for industrialising Britain. But at the end of the century, against a background of international revolution, new forms of religious and political conflict came together to produce another period of multi-sided conflict. The Act of Union, hastily introduced in the aftermath of civil war, ensured that Ireland entered the nineteenth century still divided, but no longer a kingdom

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Published Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010

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Statement of responsibility: S.J. Connolly
ISBN: 0191614955, 9780191614958
Physical Description: 544 p. : maps
Series: Oxford history of early modern Europe
Subject: Ireland; History.; 17th century, c 1600 to c 1699; Ireland Politics and government 18th century.; Ireland Politics and government 17th century.; General & world history; British Ireland History 18th century.; Ireland History 18th century.; Ireland History 17th century.; 18th century, c 1700 to c 1799; European history; British Ireland History 17th century.; History
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Oxford history of early modern Europe.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780199583874