By (author) S. J. Connolly
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Divided Kingdom by S. J. Connolly
Book DescriptionFor 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199543472
(241mm x 161mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author S. J. Connolly
Oxford Companion to Irish History, Paperback (February 2011)
In a field riven by controversy, the Oxford Companion to Irish History is a comprehensive and balanced source of information on the history of this complex and fascinating country. Written by a team of almost 100 experts, the Companion's 1,800 A-Z entries explore Irish history from earliest times to the beginning of the 21st century.
Divided Kingdom, Paperback (August 2010)
For Ireland the seventeenth and eighteenth 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.
Contested Island, Paperback (July 2009)
Charting Ireland's progression from a poor society on the periphery of Europe, dominated by the conflicts of competing warlords, to a centralized political unit with a rapidly developing market economy, Contested Island is the story of the people who became the modern Irish.
Religion, Law and Power, Paperback (February 1995)» View all books by S. J. Connolly
This is a study of religion, politics and society in a period of great significance in modern Irish history, the late 17th and early 18th centuries. It explores the consolidation of Protestant power, the enactment of penal laws against Catholics, and constitutional conflicts.
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Author Biography - S. J. Connolly
Sean Connolly was educated at University College, Dublin, and the University of Ulster, where he did postgraduate work. After working as an archivist in what is now the National Archives of Ireland, he taught at the University of Ulster, before coming to Queen's University as Professor of Irish History in 1996.
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