Religion, Law, and Power: The Making of Protestant Ireland 1660-1760

Religion Law and Power The Making of Protestant Ireland This is a study of religion politics and society in a period of great significance in modern Irish history The late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries saw the consolidation of the power of t

  • Title: Religion, Law, and Power: The Making of Protestant Ireland 1660-1760
  • Author: S.J. Connolly
  • ISBN: 9780198205876
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a study of religion, politics, and society in a period of great significance in modern Irish history The late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries saw the consolidation of the power of the Protestant landed class, the enactment of penal laws against Catholics, and constitutional conflicts that forced Irish Protestants to redefine their ideas of national idenThis is a study of religion, politics, and society in a period of great significance in modern Irish history The late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries saw the consolidation of the power of the Protestant landed class, the enactment of penal laws against Catholics, and constitutional conflicts that forced Irish Protestants to redefine their ideas of national identity Connolly s scholarly and wide ranging study examines these developments and sets them in their historical context The Ireland that emerges from his lucid and penetrating analysis was essentially a part of ancien regime Europe a pre industrial society in which the dominance of a landed elite depended on maintaining the balance between coercion, deference, and an absence of credible pretenders to power in which the ties of patronage and clientship were often important than horizontal bonds of shared economic or social position and in which religion remained a central part of personal and political motivation.

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  • S.J. Connolly

    Sean Connolly has taught at Queen s University Belfast since 1996 Prior to his appointment, Connolly taught at the University of Ulster, and worked as an archivist in the Public Record Office of Ireland, now the National Archives of Ireland He has been the editor of Irish Economic and Social History, and a member of the Council of the Royal Historical Society, and became a Vice President of the RHS in 2013 He has served on the AHRC Medieval and Modern History Postgraduate Awards panel.

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  • Read as an assignment for my MA Irish History Class. While of vital importance to the field, I wouldn't bother attempting it unless it falls on your course list or you are totally enthralled by Irish History.


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