Dr Padraig Lenihan

Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
History
School of Humanities
NUI Galway

E: padraig.lenihan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Book Reviews

I currently review, or have reviewed, books and proposals for the following national and international journals and publishers: Bloomsbury, Dublin Review of Books, Journal of the Irish Economic and Social History Society, Irish Studies Review, History Ireland, War in History, History, International History Review, English Historical Review, Peritia, Northern Studies, Irish Historical Studies, Renaissance Quarterly, Journal of Historical Geography, and the English Historical Journal.

Research Interests

My main project for the past four years has been to produce an annotated translation of the manuscript Poema de Hibernia which is a long epic poem in Latin of more than 5,500 lines penned about 1693. This is one of only three primary sources describing the Jacobite regime in Ireland 1685-91 from the Irish point of view and comes from a top official of that regime who is accordingly well-informed. The poem will be published in summer 2017 by the Irish Manuscripts Commission.

I am at present embarked on a transnational comparative study of epidemic disease in wartime armies between 1674 and 1763. This study will categorize, quantify and, finally, evaluate. What were the killer epidemic diseases of European armies in wartime between the 1670s and the 1760s? How many soldiers did these diseases afflict and how many did they kill? How did authorities conceptualize and respond to the massive public health challenge involved? The fourth and final goal is to carry out the first three goals with regard to military and medical developments: for instance, strategy increasingly favoured big field armies embarking on long marches broken by protracted encampments and physicians moved slowly from a Hippocratic paradigm to a mechanical one and increasingly fretted about ‘miasma’ and about propreté in camps.

I propose to achieve the key goals by use of case studies chosen from across Europe to include Roussillon, Ireland, the Milanese, Crimea, Serbia, Bohemia, the Rhineland, Dutch Brabant and Portugal. These episodes have not been chosen for their enduring military significance but because they present a relatively well-documented target group for epidemiological studies. While admitting the difficulties, it is possible to disentangle three categories of disease based on the close observations by physicians like Pringle and Dezon and on the characteristic patterns of seasonal incidence: these are the dysentery of high summer, 'bilious fever' (typhoid and malaria) of late summer/autumn and (typically) wintertime typhus.The studies are grounded in runs of data whichcan tell us how many soldiers died of sickness as distinct from overall attrition through combat and desertion.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'The Irish Brigade'
Pádraig Lenihan (2016) 'The Irish Brigade'. Eighteenth-Century Ireland Iris An Dá Chultúr, :45-72 [Details]
(2013) 'An account of the battle of Aughrim from the 'Poema de Hibernia' Analecta Hibernica'
Padraig Lenihan and Mark Stansbury (2013) 'An account of the battle of Aughrim from the 'Poema de Hibernia' Analecta Hibernica'. Analecta Hibernica, 44 :171-189 [Details]
(2011) 'Namur Citadel, 1695: A Case Study in Allied Siege Tactics'
Lenihan, P. (2011) 'Namur Citadel, 1695: A Case Study in Allied Siege Tactics'. War In History, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Unhappy Campers: Dundalk (1689) and After''
Lenihan, P. (2007) 'Unhappy Campers: Dundalk (1689) and After''. Journal of Conflict Archaeology, :197-216 [Details]
(2005) 'A Swiss Soldier in Ireland 1689-90'
Lenihan, P.; Sheridan, G (2005) 'A Swiss Soldier in Ireland 1689-90'. Irish Studies Review, (4):479-497 [Details]
(1998) 'War and Population'
Lenihan, P. (1998) 'War and Population'. Irish Economic And Social History, :1-21 [Details]
(1994) 'Catholicism and the Irish Confederate Armies: for God or King?'
Lenihan, P. (1994) 'Catholicism and the Irish Confederate Armies: for God or King?'. Recusant History, :182-197 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2014) The Last Cavalier Richard Talbot (1631-91).
Pádraig Lenihan (2014) The Last Cavalier Richard Talbot (1631-91). Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
(2007) Consolidating Conquest: Ireland 1603-1730.
Lenihan, P. (2007) Consolidating Conquest: Ireland 1603-1730. : Longman. [Details]
(2003) Battle of the Boyne 1690.
Lenihan, P. (2003) Battle of the Boyne 1690. : Tempus. [Details]
(2001) Confederate Catholics at War 1642-49.
Lenihan, P. (2001) Confederate Catholics at War 1642-49. : Cork University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'The Boyne Revisited'
Pádraig Lenihan (2015) 'The Boyne Revisited' In: Meath History and Society. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
(2011) 'The impact on the Battle of Aughrim (1691) on the Irish Catholic élite’ in Brian Mac Cuarta (ed.)'
Lenihan, P. (2011) 'The impact on the Battle of Aughrim (1691) on the Irish Catholic élite’ in Brian Mac Cuarta (ed.)' In: Reshaping Ireland 1550-1700. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2010) 'Ballaí Luimnigh: The Sieges of Limerick in L. Irwin, G. Ó Tuathaigh and M. Potter (eds.)'
Lenihan, P. (2010) 'Ballaí Luimnigh: The Sieges of Limerick in L. Irwin, G. Ó Tuathaigh and M. Potter (eds.)' In: Limerick: History and Society. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
(2009) '‘Confederate Catholics and Scottish Covenanters, 1644-46’ in W. P. Kelly and J. R. Young (eds.)'
Lenihan, P. (2009) '‘Confederate Catholics and Scottish Covenanters, 1644-46’ in W. P. Kelly and J. R. Young (eds.)' In: Scotland and the Ulster Plantations: Explorations in the Scottish Settlement of Ulster in Stuart Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2005) 'The Battle of Dungan's Hill'
Lenihan, P. (2005) 'The Battle of Dungan's Hill' In: Irishmen in War: From the Crusades to 1798. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2002) 'Prophesies of the Saints in Modern Irish History in André Vauchez (ed.)'
Lenihan, P. (2002) 'Prophesies of the Saints in Modern Irish History in André Vauchez (ed.)' In: L’attente des temps nouveaux. Eschatologie et millénarismes et visions du futur du Moyen Âge au XXe siècle. France: Turnhout, Brepols. [Details]
(2001) 'Confederate Military Strategy, 1643-7'
Lenihan, P. (2001) 'Confederate Military Strategy, 1643-7' In: Kingdoms in crisis: Ireland in the 1640s. Essays in honour of Donal Cregan. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2001) 'Introduction'
Lenihan, P. (2001) 'Introduction' In: Conquest and Resistance: War in Seventeenth-century Ireland. Leiden and Boston: Brill. [Details]
(2001) 'Strategic Geography 1641-1691'
Pádraig Lenihan (2001) 'Strategic Geography 1641-1691' In: Conquest and Resistance: War in Seventeenth-century Ireland. Leiden & Boston: Brill. [Details]
(2001) 'Conclusion; Ireland’s Military Revolution(s)'
Pádraig Lenihan (2001) 'Conclusion; Ireland’s Military Revolution(s)' In: Conquest and Resistance: War in Seventeenth-century Ireland. Leiden & Boston: Brill. [Details]
(1997) 'Celtic Warfare Revisited'
Lenihan, P. (1997) 'Celtic Warfare Revisited' In: Celtic Dimensions of the British Civil Wars. Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers Ltd. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2007) The Age of Atrocity. Co-Editors David Edwards and Clodagh Tait.
Lenihan, P (Ed.). (2007) The Age of Atrocity. Co-Editors David Edwards and Clodagh Tait. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2001) Conquest and Resistance: Irish Warfare in the Seventeenth Century.
Lenihan, P (Ed.). (2001) Conquest and Resistance: Irish Warfare in the Seventeenth Century. Brill and Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2009) 'Schomberg at Dundalk, 1689'
Lenihan, Padraig (2009) 'Schomberg at Dundalk, 1689' Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society, . [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
Encyclopedia of Military History (Wiley-Blackwell).
Lenihan, P. Encyclopedia of Military History (Wiley-Blackwell). Other Item [Details]
(2007) The Age of Atrocity.
Lenihan, P. (2007) The Age of Atrocity. Other Item [Details]
(2002) New Dictionary of National Biography.
Lenihan, P. (2002) New Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press: Other Item [Details]
(2001) Conquest and Resistance: Irish Warfare in the Seventeenth Century.
Lenihan, P. (2001) Conquest and Resistance: Irish Warfare in the Seventeenth Century. Other Item [Details]