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A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century

A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries

  • Date Published: January 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108024495

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  • W. E. H. Lecky (1838–1903) was one of the most distinguished Victorian historians, although he never held any academic post. He was unusual in the extent to which he made use of archival sources, and noted for his ability of do justice to both sides of an argument. His History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century was first published as part of A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, but reissued in 1892 as a five volume work. He has been described as the first revisionist Irish historian, as the the aim of the book was partly to respond to Froude's The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century, which is markedly anti-Irish in its sentiments. Lecky was no nationalist, and opposed Home Rule, but wanted to provide a more truthful and balanced account, and his account of the United Irishmen and the events of 1798 was highly regarded.

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108024495
    • dimensions: 250 x 322 x 155 mm
    • weight: 4.07kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Part I. Ireland Before the Eighteenth Century:
    1. The land war
    2. Religious grievances
    3. Rebellion of 1641
    4. The revolution
    Part II. 1700–1760:
    1. Laws against Catholics in Ireland
    2. Commercial legislation
    3. Emigration of the more energetic Irishmen
    4. Religious legislation
    5. Social and political effects of the confiscations
    6. Better aspects of Irish life
    7. Description of the country
    8. Irish crime
    9. Conflict between the Anglicans and Dissenters
    10. Conflict between the English and Irish interests. Volume 2: Part III. 1760–1778:
    1. The Whiteboys
    2. Viceroyalty of Townshend
    3. Viceroyalty of Harcourt
    4. Viceroyalty of Buckinghamshire
    5. The Catholic question
    Part IV. 1778–1782:
    1. Viceroyalty of Carlisle
    2. Viceroyalty of Portland
    Part V. 1782–1789:
    1. Viceroyalty of Temple
    2. Viceroyalty of Northington
    3. Viceroyalty of the Duke of Rutland
    4. Viceroyalty of the Marquis of Buckingham
    5. Condition of the country. Volume 3: Part VI. 1790–1793:
    1. Viceroyalty of the Earl of Westmorland
    2. Session of 1793
    Part VII. Contrast Between the Sentiments of Parliament and of the Country in 1793:
    1. Defenderism
    2. The Fitzwilliam episode
    Part VIII. Camden Arrives March 31, 1795:
    1. Maynooth
    2. Agrarian system of Ireland
    3. Rise of Orangism
    4. Parliamentary proceedings, Spring of 1796
    5. Parliamentary proceedings, Oct. and Nov. 1796
    6. Influence of foreign affairs on Ireland. Volume 4: Part IX. Superficial Character of Much Irish Disloyalty:
    1. Disturbances in the North
    2. The disarming
    3. Influences that acted on the Catholic masses
    4. Negotiations at Lille
    5. Disaffection in the fleet
    Part X. The Rebellion:
    1. First stage of the Rebellion
    2. Wexford Rebellion
    3. State of Ulster
    4. Wexford. Volume 5: Part XI. State of the Rebellion when Cornwallis Arrived:
    1. Expedition to Killala Bay
    Part XII. The Union
    Section 1:
    1. The Union during the Commonwealth
    2. The session of 1799
    Part XIII. The Union
    Section 2:
    1. Means by which the majority was secured
    2. Opinion outside Parliament
    3. The Irish Parliament, 1800
    4. Evils to be remedied largely non-political
    5. The Catholic question

  • Author

    William Edward Hartpole Lecky

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