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Spain and the Irish Mission, 1609-1707

1st Edition

By Cristina Bravo Lozano


290 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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Spain and the Irish Mission, 1609-1707 examines Spanish confessional policy in 17th-century Ireland. Cristina Bravo Lozano provides an innovative perspective on Spanish-Irish relations during a crucial period for Early Modern European history. Key historical actors and events are brought to the fore in her account of the missionary networks created around the Irish Catholic exile in the Iberian Peninsula. She presents a comprehensive study of this form of royal patronage, the changes and challenges Irish Catholicism had to face after the peace of London (1604) and the role that Irish missionaries played in preserving its place within the framework of Anglo-Spanish relations.

Table of Contents

1. Hibernia, the Iberia of the North

2. Ireland, Rome, Spain: The Origins of a Mission

3. The Changing Nature of Royal Patronage

4. "Rock Castle, Trojan Horse": The Restoration

5. Under Catholic Sovereignty, 1685-1691

6. Religion After War: Redefining the Mission

7. Fin de Siècle: A Return Mission

8. From the Habsburg to the Bourbon: Change or Continuity?

About the Author

Cristina Bravo Lozano is a postdoctoral researcher in early modern confessional history at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Renaissance and Early Modern Worlds of Knowledge

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Renaissance
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century