Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800 by S.J. Connolly

Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800

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For Ireland the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were an era 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-seventeenth century fractured bothProtestant 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 eighteenth century, by contrast, was a period of peace,permitting Ireland to emerge, first as a dynamic actor in the growing Atlantic economy, then as the breadbasket for industrialising Britain. But at the end of the century, against a background of international revolution, new forms of religious and political conflict came together to produce anotherperiod of multi-sided conflict. The Act of Union, hastily introduced in the aftermath of civil war, ensured that Ireland entered the nineteenth century still divided, but no longer a kingdom.

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S. J. Connolly is Professor of Irish History at Queen's University in Belfast.
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Title:Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:September 19, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Lowestoft, Suffolk 16652. The Crisis of Composite Monarchy3. A War of Many Parts4. Through the Looking Glass: Restoration Ireland5. Freedom, Religion and Laws6. Metropolitan Province7. New Lights and Old Faiths8. Rulers and Ruled9. Atlantic Island10. Imperial Crisis11. Revolution Contained12. Becoming Irish

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