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The Eighteenth-Century Composite State

Representative Institutions in Ireland and Europe, 1689–1800

  • D. W. Hayton
  • James Kelly
  • John Bergin

About this book


A pioneering exploration of the phenomenon of the composite state in Eighteenth-century Europe. Employing a comparative approach, it combines the findings of new research on Ireland with broader syntheses of major composite states in Europe – those of France, Austria and Poland-Lithuania.


Austria Burgund Europe Expansion France kingdom monarchy Polis reform

Editors and affiliations

  • D. W. Hayton
    • 1
  • James Kelly
    • 2
  • John Bergin
    • 3
  1. 1.School of History and AnthropologyQueen’s University BelfastUK
  2. 2.History Department at St Patrick’s CollegeDublin City UniversityIreland
  3. 3.School of History and AnthropologyQueen’s University BelfastUK

About the editors

JOHN BERGIN Research Fellow, Queen's University Belfast, UK RICHARD BUTTERWICK Senior Lecturer in Modern Polish History, University College London, UK NEAL GARNHAM Senior Lecturer in History, the University of Ulster at Coleraine, UK D.W. HAYTON Professor of Early Modern Irish and British History, Queen's University Belfast, UK JAMES KELLY Head of the History Department, St Patrick's College, Dublin City University, Ireland CHARLES IVAR MCGRATH Lecturer in the School of History and Archives, University College Dublin, Ireland STEPHEN J. MILLER Associate Professor in History, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA ANDREW SNEDDON Lecturer in History, the University of Ulster, UK JULIAN SWANN Professor of History, Birkbeck, University of London, UK ORSOLYA SZAKÁLY Subject Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK.

Bibliographic information


"The work of David Hayton, Charles, Ivar McGrath and James Kelly all present in this book as well as other historians, notably Edith Mary Johnston- Liik, has transformed our understanding of how the Irish parliament worked and why it was important." - Liam Chambers, Mary Immaculate College, Ireland