Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2010

304 Pages | 5 Maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719081798

Bookseller Code (06)


Politics and provincial people

Sligo and Limerick, 1691-1761

D. A. Fleming

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Compares two distinct localities that provide differing perspectives on how politics and power manifested itself in provincial Ireland Challenges many accepted models of how Ireland and the Irish were governed Shows how informal processes such as social events, family occasions and fraternal organisations and societies were used to muster supporters and rally friends and how this directly affected political events Argues that institutions such as the revenue and the army, helped spread Dublin's (and ultimately London's) authority over intractable regions and ultimately facilitated the concentration of power in the centre

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