Descendancy Hardback

Irish Protestant Histories Since 1795

by David Fitzpatrick;

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This is a compelling account of Protestant loss of power and self-confidence in Ireland since 1795. David Fitzpatrick charts a shared awareness of the declining power and influence of the Protestant community in Ireland and the strategies adopted in the face of this decline, presenting rich personal testimony that illustrates how individuals experienced and perceived 'descendancy'. Focusing on the attitudes and strategies adopted by the eventual losers rather than victors, he addresses contentious issues in Irish history through an analysis of the growth of the Orange Order, the Ulster Covenant of 1912, and 'ethnic cleansing' in the Irish Revolution. Avoiding both apologetics and sentimentality when probing the psychology of those undergoing 'descendancy', the book examines the social and political ramifications of religious affiliation and belief as practised in fraternities, church congregations, and isolated sub-communities.

Descendancy by David Fitzpatrick was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2014. The ISBN for Descendancy is 9781107080935.

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Details for Descendancy

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 2014)
Number of Pages282
Thickness19 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4294064
Page last updated 7th June 2018
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