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Published: 26 July 2016

272 Pages | numerous black and white maps and illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198783732

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Catholics of Consequence

Transnational Education, Social Mobility, and the Irish Catholic Elite 1850-1900

Ciaran O'Neill

  • Offers the first ever detailed survey of elite education in Ireland
  • Draws on comprehensive and new archival research at over a dozen schools across Ireland, Britain and France
  • Tracks over 2000 Irish children who left Ireland to attend some of the most expensive schools in the world
  • Re-interprets the Irish Catholic elite and the 'blocked mobility' thesis of modern Irish history
  • Places Irish elite education in the context of transnational elite education worldwide
  • Charts new areas for graduate research in the area of elite education