New foundations: Ireland, 1660-1800

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Irish Academic Press, 2000 - History - 248 pages
The cataclysmic events that changed Ireland in the century before 1660 led to the emergence of a new social order, dominated by a fairly homogeneous ruling class of Anglican gentry. This group went on to achieve a remarkable economic and political ascendancy over rival social and religious groups until the last quarter of the eighteenth century. New Foundations is a comprehensive general survey of this formative period of Irish history and explores how such a monopoly of power was achieved, consolidated and eventually challenged - from above and from below.

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David Dickson, former editor of" New Scientist," has also served as European correspondent for "Science" and Washington Correspondent for "Nature," He is the author of "The Politics of Alternative Technology," and many articles appearing in "The Economist, The Nation, Science for the People" and "Nature,"

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