Irish Religious Conflict in Comparative Perspective

Catholics, Protestants and Muslims

  • John Wolffe

Part of the Histories of the Sacred and the Secular 1700–2000 book series (HISASE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Analysing Religious Conflict

  3. Ireland

  4. European Comparisons

  5. Anti-Catholicism, Muslims and Islamophobia

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-280

About this book


By setting the Irish religious conflict in a wide comparative perspective, this book offers fresh insights into the causes of religious conflicts, and potential means of resolving them. The collection mounts a challenge to views of 'Irish exceptionalism' and points to significant historical and contemporary commonalities across the Western world.


Comparative Religions Conflict Studies Religious history Irish history Catholics Islam protestants religion religion and politics Scotland

Editors and affiliations

  • John Wolffe
    • 1
  1. 1.The Open UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46898-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-35190-6
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