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Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its DiasporaThe Persistence of Tradition$
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Kyle Hughes and Donald MacRaild

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786941350

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781786941350.001.0001

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Introduction: Defining and Refining Ribbonism

Introduction: Defining and Refining Ribbonism

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction: Defining and Refining Ribbonism
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Ribbon Societies in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and its Diaspora
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Kyle Hughes

Donald M. MacRaild

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Discontinued
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786941350.003.0001

The introduction provides an overview of the phenomenon that was Ribbonism, teasing out its roots in the 1798 Rising and charting its progress from clandestine Catholic self-defence association to open political association. It does this within the framework of an assessment of the slippery meaning and varied historiography of Ribbonism and its associated organisations.

Keywords:   Real Ribbonism, Generic Ribbonism, inherited Ribbonism, Catholic, Secret societies, Traditions

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