Making Ireland British, 1580-1650 / Edition 1

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This is the first comprehensive study of plantations in Ireland during the years 1580-1650. It examines the arguments advanced by successive political figures for a plantation policy, and the responses that this policy elicited from different segments of the population in Ireland.

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"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."—Times Literary Supplement

"The book presents a devastating indictment of the project of plantation through which the aim to create a British Ireland was attempted over the period, an indictment all the more damning for the matter-of-fact, non-judgmental tone in which it is delivered.... Awesome in the scope of the archival research on which it is based.... Oxford University Press is to be congratulated on its continuing support for Irish historical writing."—English Historical Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199259052
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/13/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Spenser Sets The Agenda
2. The English Presence in Spenser's Ireland
3. The Munster Plantation: Theory and Practice
4. Plantation in Ireland 1603-22: Theory and Practice
5. The Politics of Plantation, 1622-1641
6. The British Presence in Wentworth's Ireland
7. Plantation and Politics: The Irish Response
8. The Irish Insurrection of 1641

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