Rome and Irish Catholicism in the Atlantic World, 1622–1908

  • Matteo Binasco

Part of the Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World book series (CTAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Irish Catholicism in the Atlantic World

  3. The Irish Clergy in Rome

  4. Rome and the Irish Mission at Home

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Matteo Binasco
      Pages 263-270
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-287

About this book


This book builds upon research on the role of Catholicism in creating and strengthening a global Irish identity, complementing existing scholarship by adding a ‘Roman perspective’. It assesses the direct agency of the Holy See, its role in the Irish collective imagination, and the extent and limitations of Irish influence over the Holy See’s policies and decisions. Revealing the centrality of the Holy See in the development of a series of missionary connections across the Atlantic world and Rome, the chapters in this collection consider the formation, causes and consequences of these networks both in Ireland and abroad. The book offers a long durée perspective, covering both the early modern and modern periods, to show how Irish Catholicism expanded across continental Europe and over the Atlantic across three centuries. It also offers new insights into the history of Irish migration, exploring the position of the Irish Catholic clergy in Atlantic communities of Irish migrants. 


Catholic Church Holy See Migration Missionary networks British Empire Clergy Roman perspective Caribbean Early modern Modern Pope

Editors and affiliations

  • Matteo Binasco
    • 1
  1. 1.Foreigners University of SienaSienaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95974-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95975-7
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