Troubled Geographies: A Spatial History of Religion and Society in Ireland

Ian N. Gregory, Niall A. Cunningham, Paul S. Ell, Christopher D. Lloyd, Ian George Shuttleworth

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    Ireland’s landscape is marked by fault lines of religious, ethnic, and political identity that have shaped its troubled history. Troubled Geographies maps this history by detailing the patterns of change in Ireland from 16th century attempts to “plant” areas of Ireland with loyal English Protestants to defend against threats posed by indigenous Catholics, through the violence of the latter part of the 20th century and the rise of the “Celtic Tiger.” The book is concerned with how a geography laid down in the 16th and 17th centuries led to an amalgam based on religious belief, ethnic/national identity, and political conviction that continues to shape the geographies of modern Ireland. Troubled Geographies shows how changes in religious affiliation, identity, and territoriality have impacted Irish society during this period. It explores the response of society in general and religion in particular to major cultural shocks such as the Famine and to long term processes such as urbanization.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherIndiana University Press
    Number of pages264
    ISBN (Print)9780253009739
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

    Publication series

    NameThe Spatial Humanities


    • Humanities GIS
    • Digital Humanities
    • Geographical Information Systems
    • GISc
    • religion


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