Ciaran O'Neill [editor]. 'Irish Elites in the Nineteenth-Century', Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland, 15 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013)

This collection of essays challenges the view that national identification or religious affiliation provided such a strong focus in the lives of individuals as to render unimportant ties such as those of geography, class, social background and sectional interest. Indeed, power, wealth and influence were distributed in myriad ways in the nineteenth century, often through localized elites or social networks.

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