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Political Thought in Ireland 1776-1798: Republicanism, Patriotism, and Radicalism

Stephen Small


This is a analysis of late 18th-century Irish patriot thought and its development into 1790s radical republicanism. Patriots, radicals, and republicans played key roles in the movements for free trade, legislative independence, parliamentary reform, Catholic relief and independence from Britain; and many of their ideas helped precipitate the rebellion in 1798. This book explains the ideological background to these issues, sheds new light on the origins of Irish republicanism, and places late 18th-century Irish political thought in the wider context of British, Atlantic, and European ideas. The ... More

Keywords: Ireland, patriotism, radicalism, republicanism, political thought, parliamentary reform, political languages, separatism, Britain, Protestant Ascendency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199257799
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257799.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Small, author