Making Ireland British 1580-1650 by Nicholas CannyMaking Ireland British 1580-1650 by Nicholas Canny

Making Ireland British 1580-1650

byNicholas Canny

Paperback | May 12, 2003

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This is the first comprehensive study of all the plantations that were attempted in Ireland during the years 1580-1650. It examines the arguments advanced by successive political figures for a plantation policy, and the responses which this policy elicited from different segments of thepopulation in Ireland. The book opens with an analysis of the complete works of Edmund Spenser who was the most articulate ideologue for plantation. The author argues that all subsequent advocates of plantation, ranging from King James VI and I, to Strafford, to Oliver Cromwell, were guided by Spenser's opinions, and thatdiscrepancies between plantation in theory and practice were measured against this yardstick. The book culminates with a close analysis of the 1641 insurrection throughout Ireland, which, it is argued, steeled Cromwell to engage in one last effort to make Ireland British.
Nicholas Canny is a Professor of History, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Title:Making Ireland British 1580-1650Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.32 inPublished:May 12, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199259054

ISBN - 13:9780199259052

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Table of Contents

1. Spenser Sets the Agenda2. The English Presence in Spenser's Ireland3. The Munster Plantation: Theory and Practice4. Plantation in Ireland 1603-1622: Theory and Practice5. The Politics of Plantation 1622-16416. The British Presence in Wentworth's Ireland7. Plantation and Politics: The Irish Response8. The Irish Insurrection of 1641

Editorial Reviews

`a substantial achievement. It extends Nicholas Canny's particular contribution to Irish history, providing a whole series of new evidence and readings of familiar events, as well as stimulating fresh controversy and debate.'Andrew Hadfield, Times Literary Supplement