Frontiers, states and identity in early modern Ireland and beyond

Essays in honour of Steven G. Ellis

Christopher Maginn & Gerald Power, editors

Hardback €49.50
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ISBN: 978-1-84682-605-4
September 2016. 240pp.

‘The international reputation of Steven Ellis is reflected in the contributors to this volume … The essays [in] this collection, all taken together, make up a fine volume and a fitting tribute to this renowned and influential historian … I recommend [this book] to anyone interested in the early modern history of these islands and beyond’, Liam Kelly, Breifne Journal (2017).

‘Frontiers, states and identity in early modern Ireland andbeyond is a testament to the depth and breadth of Steven G. Ellis’s scholarship … a fitting tribute to mark the retirement – from teaching, not research – of this prolific and ground-breaking academic … These essays highlight some of Ellis’s most important and insightful contributions to the history of Ireland and the British Isles … this collection is a very appropriate “opportunity to pause and acknowledge his contribution to the historical profession”’, Ruth Canning, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (2016).

'Few historians of early modern Ireland have been as omnipresent in the field over the past forty years as Steven G. Ellis ... Ellis' work on the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII in Ireland, particularly on the administrative history thereof, remain authoritative, while he also continues to be that most elusive of Irish historians, one who transcends the boundary between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries ... Scholars of administrative and political history, and in particular of Tudor Ireland, will certainty find the Ellis volume richer in material' David Heffernan, Studia Hibernica vol.44.