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Author Connolly, S. J. (Sean J.)
Title Contested Island : Ireland 1460-1630.
Imprint Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2007.

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Author Connolly, S. J. (Sean J.)
Series Oxford History of Early Modern Europe.
Oxford history of early modern Europe.
Subject British -- Ireland -- History -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1485-1603.
Ireland -- History -- 16th century.
Ireland -- History -- 17th century.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 1172-1603.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 16th century.
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 17th century.
Description 1 online resource (441 pages).
Note Print version record.
Contents Contents; List of Maps; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Prologue: The Hill of the Axes 1504; 2. 'The Land of Banba is but Swordland': Late Medieval Ireland; 3. From Lordship to Kingdom; 4. Expansion and Resistance; 5. The Wars of Ireland; 6. Wild Fruit from Savage Soil: The Crisis of the 1590s; 7. The Third Kingdom; 8. Religion and Nation; 9. Epilogue: New English, New Irish?; Appendix 1. The Population of Medieval and Early Modern Ireland; Maps; Index.
Summary Between the 1460s and the 1630s Ireland was transformed from a medieval into a modern society. A poor society on the periphery of Europe, dominated by the conflicts of competing warlords- Irish and English- it later became a centralised political unit with a single government and code of laws, and a still primitive, but rapidly developing, market economy. These changes, however, had been achieved by brutal wars of conquest, while large scale colonisation projects had created lastingtensions between old inhabitants and recent settlers. At the same time the great religious divide of the Reformat.
ISBN 9780191518744
OCLC # 781371622
Additional Format Print version: Connolly, S.J. Contested Island : Ireland 1460-1630. Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2007 9780198208167.