Taking sides?: Colonial and Confessional Mentalités in Early Modern Ireland / Edition 1

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This volume in honor of Professor Karl Bottigheimer examines the impact of the dramatic shifts in culture, society and politics on people in Ireland in the early modern period. Underpinning much of this change was the process whereby Ireland was finally militarily conquered and extensive lands were colonized by newcomers. Karl Bottigheimer, writing in 1978, conceptualized the broader significance of these changes by focusing on the transformation of Ireland's de facto status from that of a kingdom after 1541 to a colony by the 17th century. He explained this hybrid status as arising from its dual perception as both a kingdom of the British monarchs and yet also a land of opportunity where direct rule and colonization projects compromised its status as a kingdom. Equally significant were the ideological and religious changes that accompanied the conquest, issues that have also constituted a research interest of Professor Bottigheimer's. This book explores the various ways in which people on the island of Ireland made sense of their world in an era of political and social upheaval. It draws on an international team of contributors united in their desire to celebrate both Karl Bottigheimer's contribution to Irish studies and also to expand our knowledge of early modern Ireland.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851826834
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 315

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations 7
Introduction 9
An English gentleman and his community: Sir William Darcy of Platten 19
Deliberate provocation or reforming zeal? John Bale as first Church of Ireland bishop of Ossory (1552/53-1563) 42
A 'dubious loyalty': Richard Stanihurst, the 'wizard' earl of Kildare, and English-Irish identity 61
Taking sides: the emergence of Irish Catholic ideology 78
Taking sides in early modern Ireland: the case of Hugh O'Neill, earl of Tyrone 94
Criticising the godly prince: Malcolm Hamilton's Passages and consultations 116
A woeful sinner: John Atherton 138
Colonized Catholics: perceptions of honour and history in Michael Kearney's reading of Foras feasa or Eirinn 150
'Propagating religion and endeavouring the reformation of the whole world': Irish bishops and the Hartlib circle in the mid-seventeenth century 165
'What became of Waring?' The making of an Ulster squire 185
The Anglesey - Ormond - Castlehaven dispute, 1680-1682: taking sides about Ireland in England 213
Irish print and Protestant identity: William King's pamphlet wars, 1687-1697 231
Taking sides: conformity in early modern Kilkenny 251
Offering offence: James Anthony Froude (1818-1894), moral obligation, and the uses of Irish history 266
A 'wandering scholar' and his interpretation of Ireland: Moritz Julius Bonn and Die englische Kolonisation in Irland 291
List of Contributors 305
Index 307
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