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The Fighting Irish: Faction Fighting as Leisure in the Writings of William Carleton

Kevan O’Rourke

in Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781381823
eISBN:
9781781382325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381823.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Nineteenth century Irish novelist William Carleton (1794-1869), born a Catholic peasant in the north of Ireland, offers a unique insider perspective through his fiction on life and society amongst ... More


‘Do you want to pick a fight out of me?’: Homicide and personal relations

Richard Mc Mahon

in Homicide in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319471
eISBN:
9781781380956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319471.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Studies of violence in Ireland in the first half of the nineteenth century have generally focused on conflicts arising from the rural economy and, to a lesser extent, from religious divisions and ... More


‘The madness of party’: Homicide and sectarianism

Richard Mc Mahon

in Homicide in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319471
eISBN:
9781781380956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319471.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter demonstrates that the relatively low rate of sectarian homicide evident in Ireland at this time was a product of the complex interplay of competing considerations of religious identity, ... More


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