Conquest and Resistance

War in Seventeenth-Century Ireland
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 26. Juli 2001
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 382 Seiten
978-90-04-11743-3 (ISBN)
This collection of essays will appeal to all those interested in military history and early modern Irish history.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • laminiert
  • Höhe: 248 mm
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  • Breite: 168 mm
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  • Dicke: 30 mm
  • 812 gr
978-90-04-11743-3 (9789004117433)
9004117431 (9004117431)
Pádraig Lenihan, Ph.D. (1995) in History, National University of Ireland, Galway is a lecturer in history at the University of Limerick. He has published extensively on early modern Irish military history including Confederate Catholics at War 1641-49 (Cork, 2000).
List of illustrations

Introduction / Padraig Lenihan 1

The Strategic Involvement of Continental Powers in Ireland 1596-1691 / Tadhg O. hAnnrachain 25

Invasions: Scotland and Ireland 1641-1691 / John Young 53

Terrain and Conquest 1600-1603 / John McGurk 87

Strategic Geography 1641-1691 / Padraig Lenihan 115

Ireland in Naval Strategy 1641-1691 / Paul M. Kerrigan 151

The Logistics of Conquest / James Scott Wheeler 177

Change and Continuity in Weapons and Tactics 1594-1691 / Donal O'Carroll 211

Siege Warfare in Seventeenth Century Ireland / James Burke 257

War and the Irish Town: The Early Modern Experience / Raymond Gillespie 293

Women and Warfare 1641-1691 / Bernadette Whelan 317

Conclusion: Ireland's Military Revolutions(s) / Padraig Lenihan 345

Index 371
These ten thematic essays examine the three Irish wars of the seventeenth-century in relation to each other, thereby yielding important comparative insights. The military potential of England and, later, an emergent Britain, was immeasurably greater than that of Irish Catholics. John McGurk, James Scott Wheeler and Paul Kerrigan evaluate the logistical and naval strategies exploiting this advantage.
Such was the disparity that an effective Irish military response to conquest and colonisation was only feasible in the favourable archipelagic and continental European circumstances explored by John Young and Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin. Defeat or victory ultimately depended on relative military performance in manoeuvre, battle and siege, operations evaluated by Pádraig Lenihan, Donal O'Carroll and James Burke. Bernadette Whelan examines the role of women as victim, survivor and, occasionally, combatant.
'You cannot carry fire in a sack', Raymond Gillespie notes the impact of war, especially on urban Ireland.

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