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    O'Brien, S. and Mangion, Carmen M. (2023) Introduction. In: Mangion, Carmen M. and O'Brien, S. (eds.) The Oxford History of British and Irish Catholicism, vol. IV - Building Identity, 1830-1913. Oxford History of British and Irish Catholicism IV. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9780198848196.

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    This introductory chapter begins by taking stock of significant strands in the post-emancipation nineteenth-century Catholic history of Britain and Ireland, using the Crimean or Eastern War (1854‒6) to illustrate the interplay between questions of religious and national identity, separation, and integration for the peoples of Britain and Ireland. It then outlines the themes and structures of the volume. Lastly, it addresses the developing historiography of nineteenth-century Catholicism, highlighting national trajectories and shifting preoccupations; referencing major historians and their contributions; and pinpointing the unevenness of research across these two islands and four nations. It identifies the gaps in the scholarship and concludes by positing the need for engagement with new methodological approaches.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Crimean War, Catholic historiography, Catholic identity, ultramontanism, Catholic revivals, Sheridan Gilley, Bernard Aspinwall, Emmet Larkin
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Carmen Mangion
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 15:51
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2023 18:22


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