Religion and Politics in the Nineteenth Century: The Party Faithful in Ireland and Germany

Synopsis

Cowell-Meyers examines sectarian conflict in Ireland from a comparative and historical perspective. Intense sectarian conflict was channeled in continental Europe in the late 19th century through institutional pillars that protected Catholic interests. The British political system thwarted this process of accommodation, radicalizing Irish Catholics and enncouraging the juxtaposition of religious and national demands.