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The Historical Dimensions of Irish Catholicism

Emmet J. Larkin

Publication Year: 1997

In three short essays (first published as articles in The American Historical Review), Larkin analyzes the economic, social, and political context of nineteenth-century Ireland.

Published by: The Catholic University of America Press

Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-iii

Table of Contents

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pp. v-v

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Introduction

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pp. 1-11

In the spring of 1975, my good friend Lawrence McCaffrey, while enjoying a short holiday with our families in Brown County, Indiana, suggested that I should consider reprinting a number of my articles on the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland in the nineteenth century in the series he ...

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I. Economic Growth, Capital Invenstment, and the Roman Cathoic Church in Ireland

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pp. 13-55

"Our poverty may appear contemptible, and even sordid," wrote Patrick Curtis, the archbishop of Armagh, to his agent in Rome in 1825, "but it is not really so." "We are, indeed, very poor, and I believe you know," he explained, dignifying the twenty pounds he enclosed for the ...

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II. The Devotional Revolution in Ireland, 1850-1875

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pp. 57-89

"If you knew," a Waterford priest wrote Tobias Kirby, the new rector of the Irish College in Rome, on January 3, 1850, "all there is to remedy, all the evil there is to check!"1 "We have not had," he further explained to Kirby, referring to the decline in clerical discipline after the ...

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III. Church, State, and Nation in Modern Ireland

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pp. 91-130

In the two previous chapters I examined the economic and social power and influence of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland in the nineteenth century.1 The economic power and influence of the Church in Ireland proved to be formidable. Indeed, the Church had become stronger ...

Index

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pp. 131-139

Back Cover

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E-ISBN-13: 9780813220673
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813205946

Page Count: 145
Publication Year: 1997

OCLC Number: 815970832
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