Module Identifier HY36330  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Martyn J Powell  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   10 x 1 hour seminars  
  Lecture   18 x 1 hour lectures  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours  60%
Semester Assessment 2 X 2,500 WORD ESSAYS  40%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
a) Demonstrate familiarity with a substantial body of historical knowledge in the field of eighteenth century Irish history.
b) Engage in source criticism, discussion and understanding of eighteenth century Irish politics and society.
c) Demonstrate familiarity with a wide range of historical techniques relevant to work on the development of Protestant political culture in Ireland.
d) Gather and sift appropriate items of historical evidence.
e) Read, analyse and reflect critically on secondary and primary texts.
f) Explore the relationships between history and other disciplines, particularly literary studies and art history.
g) Develop the ability to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of particular historical arguments and where necessary challenge them.
h) Develop oral and written skills which will have been improved through seminar discussions and essays.
i) Work both independently and collaboratively, and to participate in group discussions.

Brief description

This module will explore the society, culture and politics of Ireland during the second half of the eighteenth century. Students will examine the ways in which Ireland's Protestant community, normally associated with loyalism and unionism, developed its own brand of `nationalism'. They will also consider the impact of Anglo-Irish relations on the development of Ireland's political culture.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
D. Dickson (1987) New Foundations: Ireland 1660-1800
D. N. Doyle (1981) Ireland, Irishmen and Revolutionary America
E. M. Johnston (1963) Great Britain and Ireland 1760-1800
F. G. James (1973) Ireland in the Empire 1688-1770
G. C. Bolton (1996) The Passing of the Irish Act of Union
J. C. Beckett (1966) The Making of Modern Ireland 1603-1923
J. Kelly (1992) Prelude to Union. Anglo-Irish Politics in the 1780s
J. Smyth (1992) Men of No Property. Irish Radicals and Popular Politics in the Late Eighteenth Century
M. Elliot (1982) Partners in Revolution: the United Irishmen and France
N. J. Curtin (1994) The United Irishmen: Popular Politics in Ulster and Dublin 1791-1798
N. L. York (1994) Neither Kingdom Nor Nation. The Irish Quest for Constitutional Rights, 1698-1800
R. B. McDowell (1979) Ireland in the Age of Imperialism and Revolution 1760-1801
S. Clark and J. S. Donnelly Jr. (1992) Irish Peasants: violence and political unrest 1780-1914
T. Bartlett (1992) The Fall and Rise of the Irish Nation. The Catholic Question 1690-1830
T. W. Moody and W. E. Vaughn (eds.) (1986) A New History of Ireland, iv, Eighteenth Century Ireland 1690-1800

M. J. Powell (1998) 'Reforming the Undertaker System: Anglo-Irish Politics 1750-1767' IHS 121
T. Bartlett (1990) '"A People Made Rather for Copies than Originals": The Anglo-Irish, 1760-1800 The International History Review 12


This module is at CQFW Level 6