14 October 2011

NOTICE: Brown and Donlan on The Laws and Other Legalities of Ireland, 1689–1850

Michael Brown (Aberdeen) and Seán Patrick Donlan (Limerick) have published, with Ashgate, The Laws and Other Legalities of Ireland, 1689–1850:

The Laws and Other Legalities of Ireland, 1689-1850This collection is the first to concentrate attention on the actual relationship that existed between the Irish population and the state under which they lived from the War of the Two Kings (1689–1691) and the Great Famine (1845–1849). Particular attention is paid to an understanding of the legal character of the state and the reach of the rule of law, addressing such themes as how law was made and put into effect; how ordinary people experienced the law and social regulations; and how Catholics related to the legal institutions of the Protestant confessional state. These themes will help to situate the study of Irish society into the mainstream of English and European social history.

The contents include:
  • The laws in Ireland, 1689–1850: a brief introduction, Michael Brown and Seán Patrick Donlan
  • Local courts in later 17th and18th-century Ireland, T.C. Barnard
  • The Privy Council of Ireland and the making of Irish law, 1692–1800, James Kelly
  • 18th-century Ireland’s legislative deficit, W.N. Osborough
  • The limits of English influence on the Irish criminal law and the boundaries of discretion in the 18th-century Irish criminal justice system, Neal Garnham
  • English and Irish jury laws: a growing divergence 1825–1833, Niamh Howlin
  • ‘Let the law take its course’: punishment and the exercise of the prerogative of mercy in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland, Richard McMahon
  • The Ouzel Galley Society in the 18th century: arbitration body or drinking club?, Lisa Marie Griffith
  • Dublin Corporation and the levying of tolls and customs, c.1720–c.1820, Jacqueline Hill
  • Regulating the market: Parliament, corn and bread in 18th-century Ireland, Eoin Magennis
  • Ireland’s urban houghers: moral economy and popular protest in the late 18th century, Martyn J. Powell
  • ‘Regular obedience to the laws’: Arthur Browne’s prelude to union, Seán Patrick Donlan
  • Daniel O’Connell and the Magee trials, 1813, Patrick M. Geoghegan
  • Farmer and fool: Henry Brooke and the late Irish Enlightenment, Michael Brown
  • The legal system in Ireland and the Irish language 1700–c.1843, Lesa Ni Mhunghaile
  • A court ‘for the determination of causes civil and maritime only’: Article 8 of the Act of Union 1800 and the Court of Admiralty in Ireland, Kevin Costello

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