Mervyn Jess The Orange Order

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The Orange Order

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Born out of bloodshed, sustained by sectarianism and shrouded in secrecy, the Orange Order is one of the most abiding and controversial religion-based organizations in Europe, if not the world. A Catholic cannot join: its doors are open only to those who profess Protestantism. BBC journalist Mervyn Jess, who has written extensively on Orange issues, strips away the mystery and myths of the Order and traces its origins and defining moments spanning three turbulent centuries. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in finding out what ""the Orange"" is all about.

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Mervin Jess is a BBC NI Journalist. He has reported extensively on Northern Ireland in general and Drumcree in particular.

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Reflects an impressive understanding of the nature and culture of the institution . . . the great strengths of the book are its attractive readability and its wealth of interview quotation, from Orangemen and opponents alike. In letting these voices be heard, Jess has produced a fresh and vivid account -- The Irish Times * The Irish Times * A thought provoking book that should be enjoyed by anyone who likes having their preconceptions challenged. -- The Irish Mail on Sunday * Irish Mail on Sunday * A highly illuminating and optimistic book -- The Sunday Tribune * The Sunday Tribune *

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