Prelude to Restoration in Ireland

Prelude to Restoration in Ireland

The End of the Commonwealth, 1659-1660

eBook - 1999
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Cambridge Univ Pr
A detailed reconstruction of political developments in Ireland before the restoration of Charles II.
An interesting and thought-provoking study of issues in the philosophy of time.
Current approaches to the question of our position in time--such as those seen in disputes between tensed and tenseless theories, and between realist and anti-realist treatments of past and future--misconstrue the relation between metaphysics and ethics, and the way to characterize the kind of sense which tensed language has. In this original and thought-provoking study, David Cockburn argues that the notion of "reasons for emotion" must have a central place in any account of meaning, and that the present should have no priority in our understanding of tense.
This study fills a major gap in the maintream narrative of Irish history by reconstructing political developments in the year before the restoration of Charles II. It is the first treatment of the complex Irish dimension of the king's return. The issue of the monarchy did not stand alone in Ireland. Entangled with it was the question of how the restoration of the old regime would affect a Protestant colonial community that had changed in character and fortune as a result of the Cromwellian conquest, the immigration that had accompanied it and the massive transfer of land that followed. As the return of Charles became increasingly probable, Cromwellian and pre-Cromwellian settlers were united in their determination to ensure that the restoration of Charles did not deprive them of their gains. This account discloses how the leaders of the Protestant establishment protected its interests by managing the transition back to monarchy.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780511149313
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xii, 376 pages) : 1 map


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