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Scripture politics : Ulster Presbyterians and Irish radicalism in the late eighteenth century

Author: Ian McBride
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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One of the greatest ironies of Irish history is that republicanism began not with the Catholics but with the Presbyterians of Ulster. This book explores the role they played in the birth of Irish nationalism.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian McBride
ISBN: 0198206429 9780198206422
OCLC Number: 38504261
Description: 274 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Eighteenth-Century Ireland --
Pt. I. The Genius of Their Religion. 2. The Reign of the New Light. 3. 'The Rattling of Dry Bones': Seceders and Covenanters. 4. Religion and Radical Ideology --
Pt. II. The Superior Diffusion of Political Information Among Them. 5. The Imperial Crisis, 1775-1783. 6. The Failure of Reform, 1783-1785 --
Pt. III. Sincere and Enlightened Republicans. 7. The United Irishmen. 8. The Dynamics of Rebellion: Ulster in 1798. 9. Conclusion: Presbyterian Radicalism in Irish History. App. Presbyterian Ministers and Probationers Suspected of Involvement in the 1798 Rebellion.
Responsibility: I.R. McBride.
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Scripture Politics examines the role played by Ulster Presbyterians in the birth of Irish republicanism. Ian McBride restores the United Irishmen to their eighteenth-century social context,  Read more...

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the best and most detailed study yet on Ulster Presbyterian radicalism ... offers timely warnings against the romantic and idealised versions of 1798 which were offered up in the bicentenary Read more...

 
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