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Theodore William Moody (1907 - 1984):
Historian


Theodore William Moody was born in Belfast and was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Queen's University, Belfast. From 1940 until 1977 he was Professor of Modern History in Trinity College, Dublin, where he became an Emeritus Fellow in 1977. He was the joint editor, with R. Dudley Edwards, of Irish Historical Studies from 1938 until 1977, and he collaborated with Professor J. C. Beckett on Thomas Davis, 1814-1845 and Queen's, Belfast, 1845-1849: the History of a University in two volumes. He planned and established the major New History of Ireland, of which he was joint editor of Vols. III: 1534-1691 (1976); IV: 1691-1800 (1986); VIII: Chronology of Irish History to 1976 (1982); IX: Maps, Genealogies, Lists (1984). He edited and contributed to Nationality and the Pursuit of National Independence, which was published in Belfast in 1978, and in 1982 he published Davitt and Irish Revolution, 1846-1882. He died in Dublin.

Born: 26 November 1907
Died: 11 February 1984
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