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Politics and Provincial People : Sligo and Limerick, 1691-1761 - D. A. Fleming

Politics and Provincial People

Sligo and Limerick, 1691-1761

Hardcover Published: 15th September 2010
ISBN: 9780719081798
Number Of Pages: 288

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This ground-breaking study is the first to systematically examine the politics and political culture of provincial Ireland. The book compares two distinct localities that provide differing perspectives on how politics and power manifested itself in provincial Ireland: Sligo in the north west and Limerick in the south west. Drawing on a wealth of previously unknown and under-utilised contemporary material, David Fleming focuses on individuals who were determined to shape the political landscape and those who were affected by their actions.  The book challenges many accepted models of how Ireland and the Irish were governed. While the propertied élite dominated many aspects of the political process, individuals and groups from the professional, mercantile, rural and other sections of society -- the 'middling orders' -- were also active in local institutions and office-holding. Their story, recounted here, reveals a far more complex set of relationships.  Politics and Provincial People is a carefully constructed story of people's motivations, ideas, and actions, and offers new insights into the complexity of their lives and the Irish political landscape.

Provides a firm foundation for further research into the wider contexts of provincial sociability James Livesey, English Historical Review, 127 (525) April 2012 -- .

List of maps, figures and tablesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
County and borough politics
Sligop. 15
Limerickp. 55
Provincial and political life
Voters, officeholders and public lifep. 103
An informal worldp. 135
Agents of the state
The revenuep. 163
Soldiers and citizensp. 194
Conclusionp. 232
Bibliographyp. 237
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780719081798
ISBN-10: 0719081793
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 15th September 2010
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.45