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HIST 4822 Church and State in 20th Century Ireland (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course examines select themes in the history of church and state in Ireland from the outbreak of World War I to the end of the century. Using primary sources, it analyzes the response of the Catholic Church and the Holy See to revolution in Ireland between 1916 and 1922 and reviews its role in building the Irish state. Particular emphasis is laid on the history of the writing of the 1937 constitution. The reaction to modernization in the 1960s is examined, as are the reasons for the growing clashes between church and state in the 1980s and 1990s.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: History Core.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17