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HIST 4274 Eighteenth-Century Ireland (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Ireland experienced dramatic and often violent social, economic and political changes as its place within the British political system and Atlantic culture emerged. These global changes coincided both with the emergence of a vibrant colonial culture represented by figures such as Jonathan Swift , Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Edmund Burke, and a persistent indigenous culture, outside the view of Anglo culture. This course will explore the interaction of Anglo and Gaelic Irish and the major historical events of the period: the emergence of the Penal system, colonial nationalism, republicanism, the Revolution of 1798 and the Act of Union.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kevin O'Neill

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 01-Feb-17