Tree of Liberty: Radicalism, Catholicism, and the Construction of Irish Identity, 1760-1830

Tree of Liberty Radicalism Catholicism and the Construction of Irish Identity If the s can be seen as the pivotal decade in the evolution of modern Ireland then an understanding of it is not just of scholarly interest but has repercussions for current political and cultur

  • Title: Tree of Liberty: Radicalism, Catholicism, and the Construction of Irish Identity, 1760-1830
  • Author: Kevin Whelan
  • ISBN: 9780268018948
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • If the 1790s can be seen as the pivotal decade in the evolution of modern Ireland, then an understanding of it is not just of scholarly interest, but has repercussions for current political and cultural debates Precisely because of that enduring relevance, the 1790s have never passed out of politics into history These essays look again at the window of opportunity whichIf the 1790s can be seen as the pivotal decade in the evolution of modern Ireland, then an understanding of it is not just of scholarly interest, but has repercussions for current political and cultural debates Precisely because of that enduring relevance, the 1790s have never passed out of politics into history These essays look again at the window of opportunity which opened towards a non sectarian, democratic and inclusive politics, adequately representing the Irish people in all their inherited complexities These four new essays by this gifted and authoritative writer explain why that project was defeated and remains uncompleted Understanding the reasons for its momentous defeat in the 1790s can help in ensuring that history does not repeat itself in the 1990s Relieved of the disabling weight of confused meanings, the 1790s cease to be divisive As the bicentenary of 1798 approaches the creation of an hospitable approach to all that it symbolizes becomes both desirable and necessary.
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    • Mathieu says:

      I had read this book a first time more than ten years ago and re-reading it recently, I re-discovered how these four thought-provoking essays were a challenge, sometimes a little bit irksome, sometimes even a little bit too direct, by Kevin Whelan to reconsider the historiography of the 1790s and to step out of our preconceptions in order to look at this crucial time for was it really was. In examining the place of Catholics and Catholicism in Ireland, and especially the "underground gentry" (wh [...]

    • Karen says:

      The real question is, Is he REALLY a Post-revisionist?! Judging from his own criteria he sets forth in the introduction, I'd say not!

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