Language and Conquest in Early Modern Ireland: English Renaissance Literature and Elizabethan Imperial Expansion by Patricia PalmerLanguage and Conquest in Early Modern Ireland: English Renaissance Literature and Elizabethan Imperial Expansion by Patricia Palmer

Language and Conquest in Early Modern Ireland: English Renaissance Literature and Elizabethan…

byPatricia Palmer

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The Elizabethan conquest of Ireland sparked off two linguistic events of enduring importance. It initiated the language shift from Irish to English, which constitutes the great drama of Irish cultural history, and it marked the beginnings of English linguistic expansion. In Language and Conquest in Early Modern Ireland, Patricia Palmer explores the part which language played in shaping colonial ideology and English national identity. The book is an ambitious, comparative study which will interest literary and political historians.
Title:Language and Conquest in Early Modern Ireland: English Renaissance Literature and Elizabethan…Format:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521120330

ISBN - 13:9780521120333

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Conquest, colonial ideologies and the consequences for language; 2. 'A bad dream with no sound': the representation of Irish in the text of the Elizabethan conquest; 3. 'Wilde speech': Elizabethan evaluations of Irish; 4. 'Translating this kingdom of the new': English linguistic nationalism and Anglicization policy in Ireland; 5. New world, new incomprehension: patterns of change and continuity in the English encounter with native languages from Munster to Manoa; 6. The clamorous silence; Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography.

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