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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 more important than horizontal bonds of shared economic or social position; and in which religion remained a central part of personal and political motivation....

Title : Religion, Law, and Power: The Making of Protestant Ireland 1660-1760
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ISBN : 9780198205876
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 467 Pages
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Religion, Law, and Power: The Making of Protestant Ireland 1660-1760 Reviews

  • Karen
    2019-04-21 09:32

    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.