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The Men of No Property

Irish Radicals and Popular Politics in the Late Eighteenth Century


Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

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About this book


The paperback edition of the extremely popular The Men of No Property is a study of the popular dimensions of Irish radicalism in the age of the French revolution. It focuses on the lower-class secret society, the Defenders, and the more familiar face of radicalism in this period, the Society of United Irishmen. Particular attention is paid to the vigorous traditions of street protest in eighteenth-century Dublin. The picture which emerges is of a revolutionary movement which was both more radical in its rhetoric and objectives and more popular in its social base than has previously been allowed.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Notre DameUSA

About the authors

JIM SMYTH, a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and Cambridge University, is Associate Professor of Irish and British History at the University of Notre Dame. Formerly a Research Fellow at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, Dr Smyth has taught at Christ Church, Oxford, and Robinson College, Cambridge.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Men of No Property
  • Book Subtitle Irish Radicals and Popular Politics in the Late Eighteenth Century
  • Authors Jim Smyth
  • Series Title Studies in Modern History
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-54613-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-73256-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-26653-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 251
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
    Political Theory
    Modern History
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