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Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800

S.J. Connolly


For Ireland, the 17th and 18th centuries were a period marked by war, economic transformation, and the making and remaking of identities. By the 1630s, the era of wars of conquest seemed firmly in the past. But the British civil wars of the mid-17th century fractured both Protestant and Catholic Ireland along lines defined by different combinations of religious and political allegiance. Later, after 1688, Ireland became the battlefield for what was otherwise Britain's bloodless (and so Glorious) Revolution. The 18th century, by contrast, was a period of peace, permitting Ireland to emerge, fir ... More

Keywords: Ireland, civil war, revolution, kingdom, economy, act of union, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199543472
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543472.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S.J. Connolly, author
Professor of Irish History, Queen's University, Belfast
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