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    Convergence and Conflict in Eighteenth-Century Ireland

    Hill, Jacqueline (2001) Convergence and Conflict in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. The Historical Journal, 44 (4). pp. 1039-1063. ISSN 0018-246X

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    T. Recent writing shows that eighteenth-century Irish society was both less and more divided than was supposed by Lecky, whose History of Ireland in the eighteenth century (now over a century old) dominated so much subsequent historiography. Because Lecky enjoyed access to records that were subsequently destroyed his work will never be entirely redundant, but this article looks at ways in which his views have been and continue to be modified. It surveys the various interpretative models now being used to open up the period, which invite comparisons not merely with England, Scotland, Wales, and colonial America but also with Europe. It also considers how that endlessly fascinating decade, the i79os, has emergedfrom the spotlight turned on it by a plethora of bicentenary studies.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Convergence; Conflict; Eighteenth-Century Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History
    Item ID: 13863
    Depositing User: Jacqueline Hill
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2021 11:45
    Journal or Publication Title: The Historical Journal
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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