Religion, Law, and Power: The Making of Protestant Ireland, 1660-1760
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 identity. S. J. 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-industrialized society, in which social order depended less on the ramshackle apparatus of coercion than on complex structures of deference and mutual accommodation, along with the absence of credible challengers to the dominance of a landed elite; 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.
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His successor , John Methuen , reported the following June that ' the parties ,
which I find were even to a greater height than I believed , are much broken ' . '
My lord Capel ' s friends ' were ' very easy , believing the government such as
101 King to Annesley , 3 June 1712 ( ibid . 29 ) . 162 Boulter , Letters , i . 210 .
See also King ' s comment on Kildare , Leighlin , and Ossory : ' There ' s hardly a
glebe in ten parishes , and where there is they are so small and lie so ...
In Dublin during the 1720s there were regular gatherings at St Stephen ' s Green
on 10 June , the date of the Pretender ' s birth . In 1724 the crowd made ' a sort of
a procession round the Green , a thing like a woman dressed in white on ...
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An excellent work of thematic history, covering class, politics, religion, law and order, and the Pensl Laws. Excellent discussion on the extent to which Catholics were a threat. Read full review
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