The Eighteenth-Century Composite State: Representative Institutions in Ireland and Europe, 1689-1800

Hardcover | June 15, 2010

EditorJohn Bergin, D.W Hayton, David Hayton

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A pioneering exploration of the phenomenon of the composite state in Eighteenth-century Europe. Employing a comparative approach, it combines the findings of new research on Ireland with broader syntheses of major composite states in Europe those of France, Austria and Poland-Lithuania.

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A pioneering exploration of the phenomenon of the composite state in Eighteenth-century Europe. Employing a comparative approach, it combines the findings of new research on Ireland with broader syntheses of major composite states in Europe those of France, Austria and Poland-Lithuania.

D.W.HAYTON  is Professor of Early Modern Irish and British History at Queens University Belfast, UK. He is the author of Ruling Ireland 1685-1742 (Boydell, 2004), and many articles and essays on politics, religion and society in Ireland and Britain in the late Seventeenth and early Eighteenth centuries.JAMES KELLY  is Cregan Professor...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.57 × 5.73 × 0.8 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230231597

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Irish Parliament in European Context: a Representative Institution in a Composite State--D.W.Hayton &--J.Kelly
Money, Politics and Power: the Financial Legislation of the Irish Parliament--C.I.McGrath
Sustaining a Confessional State: the Irish Parliament and Catholicism--J.Kelly
Parliament and the Established Church: Reform and Reaction--D.W.Hayton
Defending the Kingdom and Preserving the Constitution: Reform of the Militia--N.Garnham
Legislating for Economic development: Irish Fisheries as a Case-Study in the Limitations of 'improvement'--A.Sneddon
'Le roi demande, les tats consente': Royal Council, Provincial Estates and Parlement in Eighteenth-century Burgundy--J.Swann
The Estates of Languedoc in Eighteenth-Century France: Administrative Expansion and Feudal Revitalisation--S.J.Miller
Managing a Composite Monarchy: the Hungarian Diet and the Habsburgs in the Eighteenth Century--O.Szakly
Lawmaking in a Post-Composite State? The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Eighteenth Century--R.Butterwick
Conclusion--D.W.Hayton&--J.Kelly