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Political Thought in Seventeenth-Century Ireland : Kingdom or Colony - Jane H. Ohlmeyer

Political Thought in Seventeenth-Century Ireland

Kingdom or Colony

By: Jane H. Ohlmeyer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th June 2000
ISBN: 9780521650830
Number Of Pages: 310

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This volume opens up an entirely fresh field of study, offering the first indepth analysis of seventeenth-century Irish political thought and culture. Distinguished international scholars shed new light on the leading political theorists of the day and draw attention to previously neglected writers, Irish Catholics in particular, and overlooked political treatises. Major topics are addressed; the constitutional relationship between England and Ireland and the extent to which Ireland was a kingdom or colony; Ireland's intellectual links with Catholic Europe and the influence of counter reformation ideology; the place of Irish political thought in its wider 'three kingdoms', imperial and Atlantic contexts. The dramatic impact on political thought of the civil wars of the 1640s and 1688-91 is also examined. The volume as a whole adds an essential new dimension to our understanding of the formation of early modern Irish identity.

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'... an important and fascinating foray into the much-neglected field of seventeenth-century Irish political thought and culture.' Notes and Queries 'Like all the best books, this volume leaves us thirsting for more. It is a very significant contribution to the field, both empirically and methodologically, and deserves a wide readership.' Parliamentary History

Introduction
Ireland and England
Patrick Darcy and the constitutional relationship between Ireland and Britain Aidan Clarke
Counter-currents in colonial discourse: The political thought of Vincent and Daniel Gookin Patricia Coughlan
Recasting a tradition: William Molyneux and the sources of The Case of Ireland Stated (1698)
Political ideas and their social contexts in seventeenth-century Ireland Raymond Gillespie
Ireland and the Continent
Representations of king, parliament and the Irish people in Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar √Čirinn and John Lynch's Cambrensis Eversus (1662) Bernadette Cunningham
'Though hereticks and politicians should misinterpret their good zeale': Political ideology and Catholicism in early modern Ireland
Gaelic Maccabeanism: the politics of reconciliation
Irish Political Thought and the New British and Irish Histories
Covenanting ideology in seventeenth-century Scotland
The political economy of Britian and Ireland after the Glorious Revolution
From ancient constitution to British empire: William Atwood and the imperial crown of England
The third kingdom in its history: an afterword
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ISBN: 9780521650830
ISBN-10: 0521650836
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 29th June 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.82  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.59

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