1. Introduction: 1641: fresh contexts and perspectives - Jane Ohlmeyer and Micheal O Siochru 2. Early modern violence from memory to history: a historiographical essay - Ethan Shagan 3. The 1641 massacres - Aidan Clarke 4. 1641 in a colonial context - Nicholas Canny 5. Towards a cultural geography of the 1641 Rising/Rebellion - Willie Smyth 6. Out of the blue? Provincial unrest in Ireland before 1641 - David Edwards 7. News from Ireland: Catalan, Portuguese and Castilian pamphlets on the Confederate War in Ireland - Hiram Morgan 8. Performative Violence? Patterns of political violence in the 1641 Depositions - John Walter 9. Atrocities in the Thirty Years War - Peter Wilson 10. Why remember terror? Memories of violence in the Dutch Revolt - Judith Pollman & Erika Kuijpers 11. Language and conflict in the Wars of Religion - Mark Greengrass 12. How to make a successful plantation: colonial experiment in America - Karen Kupperman 13. An Irish Black legend? 1641 and the Iberian Atlantic - Igor Perez Tostado Afterword: settler colonies, ethnoreligious violence, and historical documentation: comparative reflections on Southeast Asia and Ireland - Ben Kiernan Index -- .
Jane Ohlmeyer is Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin Micheal O Siochru is Associate Professor of History at Trinity College, Dublin -- .