Law and revolution in seventeenth-century Ireland

Coleman A. Dennehy, editor

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-813-3
March 2020. 386pp

"This very attractive volume, with a striking cover, consists of thirteen articles and examines the role of the law and of lawyers in key events in Ireland ... This volume is essential reading for anyone interested in seventeenth-century Ireland and the complex interplay of land, law, religion and politics". Mary Phelan (Eighteenth-Century Ireland 35. 2020)

"The appearance of this new book is to be warmly welcomed ... [it is] a collection of essays including a wide range of chapters on important topics such as martial law, war crimes, the post-Cromwellian land settlement, legal training, and the appointment of officials, as well as individual studies of writings about the law, both learned treatises and the portrayal of the law in literary fiction. Unusually, the volume also features an annotated transcription of a manuscript source, the ‘Black Book’ of King’s Inns between 1649 and 1663, which runs to 86 pages. It is a handsome book, with the high standard of production expected of Four Courts Press." Patrick Little (Parliamentary History, October 2020)

“This is a welcome and wide-ranging volume of essays ... As a whole, this is a fine collection which provides a valuable forum for the dissemination for a great deal of excellent research.” Tadgh Ó hAnnracháin, The Irish Jurist, 2021