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O'NEILL, Eoin. War, state formation, and national identity on the fringes of the Atlantic world. Dados [online]. 2008, vol.51, n.1, pp. 239-260. ISSN 0011-5258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0011-52582008000100008.
This paper deals with the impact of war on state formation in Ireland and England, focusing on the period from 1590 to 1691, the key turning point for the future development of the state in both countries. War played a vital role, but in a number of different ways, including in the ideological sphere, in a complex process, rather than simply causing a long-term expansion in army size and subsequent growth of the state. The author further emphasizes the dynamic nature of the state itself.
Keywords : state formation; Ireland; England; war; Nine Years War.