Political ideas in eighteenth-century Ireland /
S.J. Connolly, editor.
Dublin : Four Courts, 2000.
236 p. ; 24 cm.
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Dublin : Four Courts, 2000.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Author Affiliation
S.J. Connolly is Professor of Irish History at Queen's University, Belfast Jacqueline Hill is Senior Lecturer in the department of Modern History at NUI Maynooth Robert Mahony is Associate Professor of English at the Catholic University of America. Patrick Kelly is Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin Ian McBride is a Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Durham James Kelly is head of the History department at St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin J.G.A. Pocock is Professor emeritus of History at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
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Appeared in Choice on 2001-01-03:
Connolly (Queen's Univ., Belfast) has collected a series of seminar papers delivered at Washington's Folger Institute in 1998. They examine the development of the political thought of the Protestant Ascendancy over the course of the 18th century. Connolly's essay describing the long-lasting influence of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 introduces several of the book's major themes--Ireland's relationship with Britain, the degree of continuity reflected in Irish political thought throughout the century, economic and constitutional debates, the defense of liberties, the "patriot" tradition, and the emergence of late-century radical and conservative ideologies. Other essays of interest include Jacqueline Hill's description of the survival of medieval corporative ideology and its importance in unleashing and sustaining attacks on Britain's tight control over Irish governmental affairs; Patrick Kelly's discussion of the extent to which currency, commercial, and agricultural issues dominated the concerns of political economists of the 1720s and 30s; and Ian McBride's examination of the unprecedented propaganda campaign that animated the truly revolutionary nationalist and republican ideologies of the 1790s. Graduate students and scholars will find much of interest on a neglected aspect of Irish political theory. H. T. Blethen; Western Carolina University
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This volume of essays examines radical, patriot and conservative political ideas, from the debates on the meaning of the Revolution of 1688 to the emergence of democratic republicanism, and a redefined conservatism, in the 1790s.
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The period between the Williamite war and the act of union saw different groups in Irish society forced to reassess their ideas of political and national identity, against the background of a changing society at home and intellectual and political revolution abroad. This volume of essays, deriving from a Folger Library, Washington, seminar, examines radical, patriot and conservative political ideas, from the debates on the meaning of the Revolution of 1688 to the emergence of democratic republicanism, and a redefined conservatism, in the 1790s. A concluding overview by Professor J.G.A. Pocock puts the Irish case in the wider context of the Atlantic world of the eighteenth century.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 7
Abbreviationsp. 9
Introduction: varieties of Irish political thoughtp. 11
The Glorious Revolution in Irish Protestant political thinkingp. 27
Corporatist ideology and practice in Ireland, 1660-1800p. 64
Protestant dependence and consumption in Swift's Irish writingsp. 83
The politics of political economy in mid-eighteenth-century Irelandp. 105
Precedent and principle: the patriots and their criticsp. 130
The harp without the crown: nationalism and republicanism in the 1790sp. 159
Conservative Protestant political thought in late eighteenth-century Irelandp. 185
Protestant Ireland: the view from a distancep. 221
Notes on contributorsp. 231
Indexp. 233
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