Abstract

The Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the late Charles O’Conor, of Belanagare, Esq., M.R.I.A. (Dublin, 1796) is a first and so far the only book-length biography of the celebrated historian, antiquarian, and champion of Catholic emancipation, Charles O’Conor of Ballinagare (1710–1791). The author, the grandson and namesake of the great man, Dr. Charles O’Conor (1764–1828), portrayed his kinsman as the embodiment of Irish Catholicism, the ancestral faith that lay at the heart of Irish civilization and a religion that truly conformed to the Enlightenment ideals of peace, tolerance, and learning.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-315X
Print ISSN
0013-2586
Pages
pp. 409-422
Launched on MUSE
2012-03-21
Open Access
No
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