A New History of Ireland: v. 4

A New History of Ireland: v. 4 : Eighteenth Century Ireland 1691-1800

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A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. The fourth volume of A New History of Ireland opens with an introductory survey of Ireland in the eighteenth century, followed by chapters that examine the Protestant ascendancy, social and political life, religion, the economy, and the arts.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 914 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 52mm | 1,419.74g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 32pp plates, 12 maps
  • 0199563721
  • 9780199563722
  • 384,666

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Review from previous edition " handsomely produced ... The credentials of its authors can hardly be questioned: On the contrary, the team assembled here can fairly claim a great part of the credit for having laid the twentieth-century foundations for the study of Irish history in this period' The Irish Review "Like its predecessors, Volume IV is a handsome tome: printed and produced to the usual high standard of the Clarendon Press ... it is a major work on eighteenth-century Irish history and the most comprehensive attempt at a large single-volume consideration of this vital period' James Kelly, Parliamentary History

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Table of contents

Introduction: Eighteenth-Century Ireland ; 1. The Establishment of Protestant Ascendancy, 1691-1714 ; 2. The Social Structure and Social Life 1714-60 ; 3. The Political Structure, 1714-60 ; 4. The Ecclesiastical Structure, 1714-60 ; 5. Protestant Ascendancy and the Rise of Colonial Nationalism, 1714-60 ; 6. Economic Development 1691-1750 ; 7. Economic Development 1750-1800 ; 8. Colonial Nationalism and the Winning of Parliamentary Independence 160-82 ; 9. Land and People c.1780 ; 10. Parliamentary Independence 1782-9 ; 11. The Age of the United Irishmen: Reform and Reaction 1789-94 ; 12. The Age of the United Irishmen: Revolution and the Union 1794-1800 ; 13. Irish Language and Literature 1691-1845 ; 14. Literature in english 1691-1800 ; 15. The Visual Arts 1603-1740 ; 16. The Visual Arts 1740-1850 ; 17. Music Before 1700 ; 18. Music 1700-1850 ; 19. The Irish on the Continent 1691-1800 ; 20. Ireland in 1800

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