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Troubled Geographies : A Spatial History of Religion and Society in Ireland

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Ireland's landscape is marked by fault lines of religious, ethnic, and political identity that have shaped its troubled history. Troubled Geographies maps this history by detailing the patterns of change in Ireland from 16th century attempts to "plant" areas of Ireland with loyal English Protestants to defend against threats posed by indigenous Catholics, through the violence of the latter part of the 20th century and the rise of the "Celtic Tiger." The book is concerned with how a geography laid down in the 16th and 17th centuries led to an amalgam based on religious belief, ethnic/national identity, and political conviction that continues to shape the geographies of modern Ireland. Troubled Geographies shows how changes in religious affiliation, identity, and territoriality have impacted Irish society during this period. It explores the response of society in general and religion in particular to major cultural shocks such as the Famine and to long term processes such as urbanization.show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 212 x 278 x 20mm | 1,079.98g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 194 maps
  • 0253009731
  • 9780253009739
  • 524,491

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A book like this is useful as a reminder of the struggles and the sacrifices of generations of unrest and conflict, albeit that, on a global scale, the Irish troubles are just one of a myriad of disputes, each with their own history and localized geography. The book is excellent as an introduction; it is written in a fluent, engaging and factually-correct prose. The first eight chapters on Ireland's history are essential reading before any sense can be made of the contemporary religious conflicts. . . * Journal of Historical Geography * The book makes a strong case for a greater consideration of spatial information in historical analysis-a message that is obviously appealing for geographers. But only when HGIS becomes more fully integrated into history and the humanities will the potential suggested by Troubled Geographies be fully realized. * Journal of Interdisciplinary History * By tapping the power of new geospatial technologies, the authors explored the intersection of geography, religion, politics, and identity in Irish history. Troubled Geographies. . . is a well-researched and written scholarly book that would interest students of European/Irish history and socio-cultural change. * International Social Science Review *show more

About Ian N. Gregory

Ian N. Gregory is Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of History at Lancaster University.Niall A. Cunningham is Lecturer in Human Geography at Dunham University, UK.C. D. Lloyd is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Planning, School of Environmental Sciences, at the University of Liverpool.Ian G. Shuttleworth is Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology at the Queen's University Belfast.Paul S. Ell is Director of the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis (CDDA) in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology at the Queen's University Belfast.show more

Table of contents

List of FiguresList of TablesAcknowledgments1. Geography, Religion, and Society in Ireland: A Spatial History2. The Plantations: Sowing the Seeds of Ireland's Religious Geographies3. Religion and Society in Pre-Famine Ireland4. The Famine and its Impacts, 1840s to 1860s5. Towards Partition, 1860s to 1910s6. Partition and Civil War, 1911 to 19267. Division and Continuity, 1920s to 1960s8. Towards the Celtic Tiger: The Republic, 1961 to 20029. Stagnation and Segregation: Northern Ireland, 1971 to 200110. Communal Conflict and Death in Northern Ireland, 1969 to 200111. Belfast through the Troubles: Socio-economic Change, Segregation, and Violence12. Conclusions: Ireland's Religious Geographies--Stability or Change?Notes on Methods and Literature: From Historical GIS Databases to Narrative HistoriesIndexshow more

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