William Edward Hartpole Lecky (1838—1903), Irish historian and essayist, gained fame in his lifetime for his works History of Rationalism (1865) and History of European Morals (1869), both accepted as acute and suggestive commentaries. His most ambitious work, however, was the History of England during the Eighteenth Century (1878—90). It is the lucid work of a great historian, and its last chapters were separately published in a new edition as the History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century. Lecky uses extensive authorities and maintains a rare judicial impartiality with a view to refuting the calumnies of J. A. Froude against the Irish people. Lecky’s impressive history goes beyond the rebellion of 1798 and the legislative Union of 1800 to describe the eventful beginnings of Irish history in the new century. As such it remains an essential work.
—niversally considered a great and balanced historical account
—out of print and essential to all Irish historians
—best of many revised editions
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A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century was published in this five-volume version in 1892, and aimed at providing a less sectarian history than was currently available. It remains an important source, particularly on the 1790s, as Lecky made use of records which have since been destroyed.About the Author:
Lecky was an Irish historian.
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Book Description Thoemmes Press. Book Condition: New. 2000. Facsimile of 1892 ed. Hardcover. 5 volume set, green cloth with gilt title on spine. An attractive set. Shrinkwrapped as new. Reprint of the 1892 edition. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # 1855066432
Book Description Thoemmes Press, 2000. Book Condition: New. 2000. Facsimile of 1892 ed. Hardcover. 5 volume set, green cloth with gilt title on spine. An attractive set. Shrinkwrapped as new. Reprint of the 1892 edition. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # 1855066432