1300 36 33 32

The main theme of this book is religion and identity - not only national identity, but also regional and local identities. David Hempton penetrates to the heart of vigorous religious and political cultures, both elite and popular, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He brings to life a diverse and variegated spectrum of religious communities in all of the British Isles. With so much new British history really an extended version of old English history, Hempton has devoted more attention to the Celtic fringes, especially Ireland. It is an exercise in comparative history, but he also shows how richly coloured is the religious history of these islands. He demonstrates that even in their cultural distinctiveness, the various religious traditions have had more in common than is sometimes imagined. The book arises from the 1993 Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham.

Buy Religion and Political Culture in Britain and Ireland book by David Hempton from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521479257
ISBN-10: 0521479258
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Religion and Political Culture in Britain and Ireland book by David Hempton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Books By Author David Hempton

Evangelical Disenchantment by David Hempton

Evangelical Disenchantment

Paperback, September 2013
Church in the Long Eighteenth Century by David Hempton

The Church in the Long Eighteenth Century

Hardback, September 2011
Methodism by David Hempton


Paperback, October 2006