The Church, the State and the Fenian Threat 1861-75 - Rafferty, O.
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This book examines the mechanisms of the Irish revolutionary Fenian Brotherhood in the early years of its existence. Drawing on a wide range of material from places as diverse as Rome and Toronto it seeks to set the Fenian struggle within the context of competing church and state influence in mid-nineteenth century Irish society. It is particularly strong on the transatlantic comparative dimensions of church, state and Fenian activity, and demonstrates how the Fenians managed to change, forever, the terms of Irish political and social debate.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book examines the mechanisms of the Irish revolutionary Fenian Brotherhood in the early years of its existence. Drawing on a wide range of material from places as diverse as Rome and Toronto it seeks to set the Fenian struggle within the context of competing church and state influence in mid-nineteenth century Irish society. It is particularly strong on the transatlantic comparative dimensions of church, state and Fenian activity, and demonstrates how the Fenians managed to change, forever, the terms of Irish political and social debate.
Autorenporträt
Oliver P. Rafferty teaches church history at Heythrop College, University of London.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Fenianism Reconsidered Church and State Reactions to Fenianism 1861-65 Fenianism in North America Fenianism Subdued and Authority Upheld? The Politics of Condemnation Conclusion: The Church, the State and the Endurance of Fenianism Notes Bibliography Index