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Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700-2000

Representing Irish Religious Histories

Historiography, Ideology and Practice

Editors: Hill, Jacqueline, Lyons, Mary Ann (Eds.)

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  • Utilises a variety of analytical tools and a diverse range of source material, many of which have been previously ignored
  • First book-length examination of history and religious identity formation in Ireland
  • Draws together an impressive range of contributors
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This collection begins on the premise that, until recently, religion has been particularly influential in Ireland in forming a sense of identity, and in creating certain versions of reality. History has also been a key component in that process, and the historical evolution of Christianity has been appropriated by the main religious denominations – Catholic, Church of Ireland, and Presbyterian – with a view to reinforcing their own identities. This book explores the ways in which this occurred; the writing of religious history, and some of the manifestations of that process, forms key parts of the collection. Also included are chapters discussing current and recent attempts to examine the legacy of collective religious memory - notably in Northern Ireland - based on projects designed to encourage reflection about the religious past among both adults and school-children. Readers will find this collection particularly timely in view of the current ‘decade of commemorations’.

About the authors

Jacqueline Hill is Professor Emerita at NUI Maynooth, Republic of Ireland, with an interest in 18th and 19th century Irish history, especially religious and political history. She is a member of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Irish Academy, and is secretary to the Board of Management of Irish Historical Studies. Her publications include From Patriots to Unionists: Dublin Civic Politics and Irish Protestant Patriotism, 1660-1840 (1997), and (as editor), A New History of Ireland, vii: 1921-84 (2003; 2010 paperback edn).

Mary Ann Lyons is Professor of History at NUI Maynooth, Republic of Ireland, former joint Editor of Irish Historical Studies; President of the Irish Historical Society; President and Conference Secretary of the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland; former Chairperson of the Irish Committee for Historical Sciences; and member of the Royal Irish Academy Historical Studies Committee. Her publications include France and Ireland, 1500–1610: politics, migration and trade (2003; 2015 paperback edn) and Church and Society in County Kildare, c.1470–1547 (2000).

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Towards a Catholic History for a Catholic Nation: The Contribution of Irish Émigré Scholars in Europe, c.1580–c.1630

    Lyons, Mary Ann

    Pages 3-19

  • Writing About Eucharistic Belief and Practice Among Historians of Protestantism in Seventeenth-Century Ireland

    Monaghan, Evie

    Pages 21-35

  • Telling the Presbyterian Story in Eighteenth-Century Ireland: John McBride and James Kirkpatrick

    Armstrong, Robert

    Pages 37-51

  • Laying the Nineteenth-Century Foundations: Contributions from a Catholic and a Protestant Scholar in the 1820s

    Hill, Jacqueline

    Pages 53-67

  • Writing Medieval Irish Religious History in the Nineteenth Century

    Boyle, Elizabeth

    Pages 69-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Representing Irish Religious Histories
Book Subtitle
Historiography, Ideology and Practice
Editors
  • Jacqueline Hill
  • Mary Ann Lyons
Series Title
Histories of the Sacred and Secular, 1700-2000
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41531-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41531-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41530-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82377-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 313
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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