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Catholic Reformation in Ireland: The Mission of Rinuccini 1645-1649

Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin


The success of the counter-reformation in Ireland was a crucial development in the history of the island and subsequently a vital component in the troubled relationship between Ireland and Britain. For centuries, the politics of the archipelago have been affected by conflicts whose deepest roots are located in the religious changes of the 17th century. This book offers a reappraisal of a central episode in the extension of Catholic Church reform to the island: the papal nunciature of GianBattista Rinuccini. This book situates Rinuccini's mission in its wider European context, and provides a ne ... More

Keywords: counter-reformation, Britain, Ireland, Catholic reform, nunciature, GianBattista Rinuccini, Wars of the Three Kingdoms, Catholic Church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208914
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208914.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin, author
Lecturer in Modern Irish History, University College Dublin
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