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Sources for Modern Irish History 1534–1641

Sources for Modern Irish History 1534–1641

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Part of Sources of History

  • Date Published: November 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521271417

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  • The Tudor revival of government and administration in Ireland dramatically increased the quantity of written sources concerning Ireland. This book attempts to survey this documentary material. It analyses of the written sources for early modern Irish history for the period 1534-1641. It discusses the different types of sources available and also provides descriptions of transcripts, copies and summaries of manuscript material which has been destroyed. This is very valuable, because much of the original documentation for this period was destroyed when the Public Record Office in Dublin was burnt, at the beginning of the civil war in 1922. The final chapter in the book includes an assessment of the historiography of early modern Irish history. In the light of the need for historians to understand the administrative machinery which produced the documents they use, the book also includes an account of the civil and ecclesiastical administration of early modern Ireland.

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    • Date Published: November 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521271417
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Irish civil central administration
    2. Irish civil local administration
    3. English and other central administrations and Ireland
    4. Irish ecclesiastical administration
    5. Contemporary accounts and descriptions
    6. Maps and drawings
    7. Archival collections
    8. Historiography

  • Authors

    R. W. Dudley Edwards

    Mary O'Dowd

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