Catholicism in a Protestant Kingdom

A Study of the Irish Ancien Regime
Author(s): 
Leighton, C.D.A.
ISBN: 
0333586662
Date published: 
February 1994
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
232

Escaping from narrative history, this book takes a deep look at the Catholic question in eighteenth-century Ireland. It asks how people thought about Catholicism, Protestantism and their society, in order to reassess the content and importance of the religious conflict. In doing this, Dr Cadoc Leighton provides a study of very wide appeal, which offers new and thought-provoking ways of looking not only at the eighteenth century but at modern Irish history in general. It also places Ireland clearly within the mainstream of European historical developments.