Religion and politics in urban Ireland, c.1500–c.1750

Essays in honour of Colm Lennon


Salvador Ryan & Clodagh Tait, editors

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-574-3
September 2016. 288pp.

‘Throughout this marvellous book are myriad reference to the qualities of the man which anyone who knows Professor Colm Lennon can readily attest to. A top-class historian, a first-rate teacher, and a kind and unfailingly helpful and courteous man … the editors have done an excellent job in corralling all of the essays into a unifying whole which stands as a well-deserved tribute to one of Ireland’s leading early-modern scholars’, Brendan Scott, Breifne Journal (2017).

‘This collection marks a significant contribution to the field of early modern Irish religious, social, political, urban, and intellectual history. Its expansive coverage and high standard of scholarship are a fitting tribute to the honorand, who as Ciaran Brady points out, deservedly holds the title of ‘doyen of the historians of early modern Dublin’, Bronagh Ann McShane, Irish Theological Quarterly (2017).

‘This [volume] is an apt testimony to Colm Lennon’s scholarship, which will continue to shape our discussions of English culture in both Ireland and England', Mark A. Hutchinson, British Catholic History (2017)

'By assembling essays that are both broadly conceived and deeply researched, Religion and politics in urban Ireland makes a welcome contribution to our understanding of early modern Ireland and a fitting tribute to one of the field's leading voices', Matthew C. Bingham, Journal of Ecclesiastical History (2018).

'The contents of this volume of essays range well beyond the date range indicated in its title ... neither is the book confined to urban Ireland. These qualities help to render this collection all the more fitting as a tribute to the honorand', John Cunningham, Urban History (2017).

‘This collection of essays , which acknowledges Professor Colm Lennon’s enormous contribution to the study of early modern Irish history, is an excellent edition … There is much to enjoy, engage and excite in this book …  The contributions, and the editors especially, must be applauded for producing an excellent volume worthy of the standards set by one of Ireland’s best early modern historians. This book is indeed a fitting tribute to both Lennon’s scholarship and the legacy he has created’, Mark Empey, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (2016).