The Laws and Other Legalities of Ireland, 1689-1850

Author: Seán Patrick Donlan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317025997

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 6567


While Irish historical writing has long been in thrall to the perceived sectarian character of the legal system, this collection is the first to concentrate attention on the actual relationship that existed between the Irish population and the state under which they lived from the War of the Two Kings (1689-1691) to the Great Famine (1845-1849). Particular attention is paid to an understanding of the legal character of the state and the reach of the rule of law, with contributors addressing such themes as: how law was made and put into effect; how ordinary people experienced the law and social regulations; how Catholics related to the legal institutions of the Protestant confessional state; and how popular notions of legitimacy were developed. These themes contribute to a wider understanding of the nature of the state in the long eighteenth century and will therefore help to situate the study of Irish society into the mainstream of English and European social history.

English Literature, Volume 2


Author: Louis A. Landa

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400877334

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 722

View: 4629


Two volumes containing the annual bibliographies of 18th century scholarship published in the Philological Quarterly. "An excellent aid to the student of 18th century literature."—Saturday Review. Volume 2, 1939-1950, includes consolidated index for both volumes. Originally published in 1952. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Courts, Crime and the Criminal Law in Ireland, 1692-1760

Author: Neal Garnham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 309

View: 7420


This book provides an overview of the entire process of criminal justice in Ireland, during the period. An examination of the criminal law and its implementation is followed by a study of the procedures and personnel of the courts. Judges and magistrates are considered along with village constables and their charges. There is also an analysis of crime as recorded by the courts. Offences of theft, murder, rape and riot are taken alongside pilfering and petty assaults. Finally the work examines the ways in which the legal system actually functioned and the role of the law in Irish society. Fundamental questions are asked and answered concerning the status of the law and the ways in which it was perceived by the people. This book offers new insight into the workings of eighteenth-century society. In doing so it challenges many of the preconceptions held by historians and the public alike.

The Strangers Gaze

Travels in County Clare, 1534-1950

Author: Brian Ó Dálaigh

Publisher: Irish Books & Media


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 370

View: 5882


This anthology brings together over four centuries of accounts of Coun ty Clare by visitors from Ireland, Britain, the continent, Australia and America. These visitors include such notables as Arthur Young, William Thackery and Thomas Carlyle. While their accounts set out to entertain and enlighten, they also provide insights into the social, religious, and cultural traditions of County Clare. By studying the procession of travellers through the country over the centuries, the histories of urban and rural communities are revealed in a fresh light.

Irish Historical Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ireland

Page: N.A

View: 8117


Vols. 1- include the sections: Writings on Irish history, 1936-1979; Research on Irish history in Irish, British and American universities, 1937/8-