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Trinity College Dublin



Irish Studies An Interdisciplinary Course in Irish Civilisation

Silken Thomas HI ----: Ireland and the Wider World, 1534-1815 [5 ECTS]

This course examines political, religious, social and cultural developments in Ireland during the early modern period within a narrative and thematic framework, starting with Tudor political reform and continuing through to the Act of Union in 1800. The principal issues dealt with include the impact of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation; the wars and rebellions of the sixteenth century and the demise of Gaelic Ireland; ‘colonization’ and ‘civilization’ of Ireland by the English and the Scots; the outbreak of the 1641 rebellion and the wars of the 1640-s-50s; the Cromwellian and Restoration land settlements; the War of the Three Kings; the ‘Protestant Ascendancy’ and the Penal Era; the impact of the American and French revolutions; the rebellion of the United Irishmen. Throughout the course events in Ireland will be situated in their wider British, European, Atlantic and Imperial contexts.

Contact: Pat Carty Last updated: Oct 17 2016.