"New Troy": the Irish at Oostende in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century

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Title: "New Troy": the Irish at Oostende in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century
Authors: Hazard, Benjamin (Benjamin James Joseph)
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9207
Date: Jun-2010
Abstract: Since the ‘drum and trumpet’ narratives of the nineteenth-century, the Irish presence in the armed forces of the Spanish Habsburgs has attracted historians’ interest. In recent decades, most notably since the work of Brendan Jennings OFM, this field of historical research has received increasing attention. Nevertheless, apart from isolated examples,3 no concerted effort has hitherto been made to substantiate the experiences of Irish exiles in specific centres of population abroad, such as the harbour towns of Galicia and Flanders. In part, this reflects the scale of religious and cultural upheaval in early-modern Europe where many Irish exiles moved from one theatre of war to another. Since war was an ever-present reality of life,4 Irish soldiers served in the armies of Spain, France, Sweden and elsewhere during the first half of the seventeenth century.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Copyright (published version): 2010 Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Keywords: OostendeFlandersSpanish Habsburgs
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Ó Macháin, P. (ed.). The Book of O'Conor Don
Appears in Collections:History Research Collection

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