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Published:
2007
ISBN:
1-85182-962-8
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Age of atrocity: violent death and political conflict in Ireland, 1547-1650

DAVID EDWARDS, PADRAIG LENIHAN & CLODAGH TAIT, editors

This collection of essays examines one of the bloodiest epochs in Irish history. Part one covers the 16th century, revealing how efforts by the Tudor monarchy to curb the powers of the autonomous Irish lords degenerated into a bitter cultural and sectarian conflict characterized by summary killings and massacres. The second part pays particular attention to the 1641 rebellion and the Confederate Wars.

Contributors include: David Edwards (UCC), Hiram Morgan (UCC), Clodagh Tait (Essex U), John McGurk (Liverpool Hope U), Clare Carroll (SUNY), Vincent Carey (U Plattsburgh), Mark Clinton (ind.), John Morrill (Cambridge).

David Edwards, who lectures in University College Cork, is the author of The Ormond Lordship in County Kilkenny, 1515-1642: the rise and fall of Butler feudal power (Dublin, 2003). Elizabeth FitzPatrick lectures in medieval history at University College Galway and is co-editor of Gaelic Ireland c.1250-c.1650: land, lordship & settlement (FCP, 2004). Padraig Lenihan lectures in the Department of Government and Society, Unversity of Limerick and is the author of Conquest and Resistance: war in seventeenth-century Ireland (Netherlands, 2000) and Confederate Catholics at war, 1641-1649 (Cork, 2000).

352pp 2007