Chronology; Introduction: a failed revolution? Jane Ohlmeyer; 1. What really happened in Ireland in 1641? Nicholas Canny; 2. Four armies in Ireland Scott Wheeler; 3. The military revolution in seventeenth-century Ireland Rolf Loeber and Geoffrey Parker; 4. Ireland independent: confederate foreign policy and international relations Jane Ohlmeyer; 5. 'Political' poems in the mid seventeenth-century crisis Michelle O. Riordan; 6. Strafford's ghost: the British context of Viscount Lisle's lieutenancy in Ireland John Adamson; 7. The Irish economy at war, 1641-52 Raymond Gillespie; 8. The seventeenth-century land settlement in Ireland: towards a statistical interpretation Kevin McKenny; 9. Radical religion in Ireland, 1641-60 Phil Kilroy; 10. The Protestant interest, 1641-60 T. C. Barnard; 11. 1659 and the road to restoration Aidan Clarke; Conclusion: settling and unsettling Ireland: the Cromwellian and Williamite revolutions T. C. Barnard.
An interdisciplinary collection of essays on the tumultuous events in Ireland in the 1640s and 1650s.
'... an impressive and ambitious collection ... it provides up to date narrative and stimulus for further reflection'. Bullan
"...by encouraging and/or assembling so much scholarship that deals productively with the complex issues of the Irish mid-century, she [Ohlmeyer] (and her contributors) have created the sense of a vital and comprehensive subject very far removed from Carlyle's impenetrable swamp. It is a commendable achievement." Albion
"A short review cannot do justice to these contributions. They all add to our knowledge of Ireland at this time, and there is no doubt that they, along with other contributions to this book, will become the foundation of all future work on the Irish civil war and its outcome." Canadian Journal of History