Introduction: Rome and Irish Catholicism in the Atlantic World. A Roman Perspective
This introduction posits the aim of this volume within the current historiographical debate on Irish Catholicism. It demonstrates that the “Roman” perspective is still largely absent from the analyses made on the networks established and developed by the Irish Catholic clergy both during the early modern and modern periods. The introduction examines and reviews the changes experienced by the scholarship on Irish Catholicism, and how and to what extent these topics have been considered and examined through the “Roman” perspective.