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The 'natural leaders' and their world : politics, culture and society in Belfast, c. 1801-32

Author: Jonathan Wright
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2012.
Series: Reappraisals in Irish history, 1; Reappraisals in Irish history, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a richly detailed exploration of the complex and cosmopolitan urban culture inhabited by the Presbyterian elite of late-Georgian Belfast, which will prove to be of interest to a wide range of scholars working on the political, cultural and intellectual histories of both Ireland and Britain during the age of reform.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Named Person: Tennant family.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Wright
ISBN: 1846317908 9781846317903
OCLC Number: 860623741
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 284 pages .).
Contents: AbbreviationsIntroduction1. Will Tennent's band of `bastards and rebels': the Tennent family in its contextsIntroductionI. `Blest Tenant ... faithful servant of the Lord'II. `A moderate in times of popular excitement'?III. `A totally new man'IV. `A dismal home'V. `An entire change of inhabitantsConclusion2. The `natural leaders', part one: politics and personalitiesIntroductionI. Setting the sceneII. Aristocrats, `alarmed whigs' and `young men'III. `Such Orangemen as good William would have approved'IV. `The progress of public opinion'V. Turning pointsVI. `A scene for history to scorn'Conclusion3. The `natural leaders', part two: Belfast, Europe and the worldIntroductionI. `Buonaparte-Protestants'II. `The contagious blaze of freedom'III. `A new world'IV. `The Destruction of the Naturals'Conclusion4. `The manhood of the mind': classicism, romanticism and the politics of cultureIntroductionI. The politics of cultureII. The Athens of the North?III. `Athens fam'd Institution'IV. `The seat of the muses themselves'?V. Robert Hyndman's toeConclusion5. `Thank-offerings to the God of providence': philanthropy, evangelicalism and social changeIntroductionI. `Money in its pockets and roast beef for dinner'II. `Admirably conduced charitable institutions'III. `Prayers and preachments from morning to night'IV. The `pernicious visionary' and the `gigantic genius'V. `We should as it were compel them'ConclusionCONCLUSIONAppendicesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Reappraisals in Irish history, 1; Reappraisals in Irish history, 1.
Responsibility: by Jonathan Jeffrey Wright.

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