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'The French Disease': The Catholic Church and Radicalism in Ireland, 1790-1800

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The spread of the French Revolution threatened the future not only of the continental Church, but of the domestic Church which depended on the European colleges for the education of the clergy. The security of the kingdom was also threatened and this crisis brought about novel developments in relations between the government and the Catholic hierarchy.

Throughout the decad

Hardcover, 297 pages
Published December 19th 1993 by Four Courts Press (first published December 1993)
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Jul 20, 2014 Mathieu rated it really liked it
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Examining the Catholic Church in Ireland during the crucial 1790s was an urgent and necessary task in order to understand what its role was in the failed revolution that Ireland experienced during these years. Dáire Keogh conducts this investigation in a very methodical manner in nine chapters and one epilogue.

Chap. 1 ("Winter's End") examines the state of the Catholic Church on the eve of the 1790s (its unique position due to the penal laws that forced priests, for instance, to go to the Conti
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