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Author Elliott, Marianne, 1948-
Title When God took sides : religion and identity in Ireland : unfinished history / Marianne Elliott.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.

Author Elliott, Marianne, 1948-
Subject Catholic Church.
Protestant churches -- Ireland -- History.
Identification (Religion)
Ireland -- Religion.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 330 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Irish Christians again -- Irishness at the altar -- Protestantism and the spectre of popery -- The Church of Ireland as establishment -- The "Outlanders" of Ulster -- "Our darkest days" : religious persecution and Catholic identity -- The poor are always with us; the poor are always Catholic -- "Beached" : religious minorities in partitioned Ireland.
Note Print version record.
Summary The struggle between Catholic and Protestant has shaped Irish history since the Reformation, with tragic consequences up to the present day. But how do Catholics and Protestants in Ireland see each other? And how do they view their own communities and what these communities stand for?Tracing the history of religious identities in Ireland over the last three centuries, Marianne Elliott argues that these two questions are inextricably linked and that the identity of both Catholics and Protestants is shaped by the way that each community views the other. Cutting through the layers of myths, lies, and half-truths that make up the vision that Catholics and Protestants have of each other, she looks at how mutual religious stereotypes were developed over the centuries, how they were perpetuated and entrenched, and how they have defined modern identities and shaped Ireland's historical destiny, from the independence struggle and partition to the Troubles of the last four decades.
ISBN 9780191664267 (electronic bk.)
019166426X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 809043859
Additional Format Print version: Elliott, Marianne, 1948- When God took sides. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 9780199206933 (DLC) 2009938553 (OCoLC)320193309.