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Contested Island: Ireland 1460-1630

S. J. Connolly


This book is a study of the multiple transformations that reshaped the character of early modern Ireland. It covers the extension across the whole island of English state power, a process often referred to as the Tudor conquest, as well as Ireland's early years as part of the Stuart composite monarchy. It also explores the associated shift from a society based on consumption and distribution, to a primitive but rapidly developing market economy. The arrival, as part of the process of conquest and assimilation of growing numbers of English and Scottish settlers, brought new ethnic complexity to ... More

Keywords: Reformation, Gaelic, Tudor, Stuart, conquest, identity, culture, conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208167
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208167.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S. J. Connolly, author
Professor of Irish History, Queen's University, Belfast.
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