Essentially ohlmeyers contention is that the seventeenth century witnessed the anglicization of the irish aristocracy which was in turn a key element in the anglicization of the country the titled nobility were instruments of english imperialism who profoundly shaped the face of modern ireland p 475 in order for this to happen the ethos of the irish aristocracy itself had to change with notions of honor refocused from traditional pride in lineage toward loyalty to the . Making ireland english is a study of irelands multifaceted aristocracy over the course of the first seven decades of the seventeenth century ohlmeyer glances beyond these years but this is the period upon which she concentrates and in doing so she has produced a work of remarkable scope 482 pages of text are followed by 78 pages of notes capped with a further 44 pages of tabulated appendices its size alone is striking and indeed it is difficult to think of any work on any period of . Making ireland english the irish aristocracy in the seventeenth century by jane ohlmeyer london yale university press 2012 704 pp gbp4000 hardback isbn 9780300118346 jane ohlmeyers study of the lay peerage in seventeenth century ireland is an impressive work of synthesis she has digested and organised a daunting amount of material much of it primary as also the growing number . Jane h ohlmeyer making ireland english the irish aristocracy in the seventeenth century new haven yale university press 2012 xxii 668 pp 65 isbn 978 0 300 11834 6 thepublicationofthisbookissomethingofaneventontheonehanditwas eagerly anticipated the product of many years of deep archival research on the
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