"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:||Oostende; Flanders; Spanish Habsburgs||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Is part of:||Ó Macháin, P. (ed.). The Book of O'Conor Don|
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