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    Popular Religion in Gaelic Ireland 1445 - 1645

    Ryan, Salvador (2002) Popular Religion in Gaelic Ireland 1445 - 1645. PhD thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Increased interest in the area o f ‘popular religion’ among historians is a relatively recent phenomenon. John Bossy traces its origins to the school o f ‘religious sociology’ which was inaugurated in France in 1931 by the canon law historian, Gabriel le Bras. 1 It is certainly true that historians o f the Francophone world have proved themselves to be forerunners in this field o f research, publishing widely, from a relatively early stage, on the experiences o f the laity in late medieval and early modem France.2 The term itself, however, is fraught with difficulty and any historian who might naively consider attempting to definitively unravel its meaning, faces a minefield o f objections.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Keywords: Religion; Gaelic Ireland; 1445-1645;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History
    Item ID: 5072
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 14:05
      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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