The Oxford History Of The Irish Book, Volume Iii: The Irish Book in English, 1550-1800 by Raymond GillespieThe Oxford History Of The Irish Book, Volume Iii: The Irish Book in English, 1550-1800 by Raymond Gillespie

The Oxford History Of The Irish Book, Volume Iii: The Irish Book in English, 1550-1800

EditorRaymond Gillespie, Andrew Hadfield

Hardcover | November 24, 2005

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The Oxford History of the Irish Book is a major new series that charts the development of the book in Ireland from its origins within an early medieval manuscript culture to its current incarnation alongside the rise of digital media in the twenty-first century.Volume III: The Irish Book in English, 1550-1800 contains a series of groundbreaking essays that seek to explain the fortunes of printed word from the early Renaissance to the end of the eighteenth century. The essays in section one explain the development of print culture in the period, from itsfirst incarnation in the small area of the English Pale around Dublin, dominated by the interests of the English authorities, to the more widespread dispersal of the printing press at the close of the eighteenth century, when provincial presses developed their own character and style eitheralongside or as a challenge to the dominant intellectual culture. Section two explains the crucial developments in the structure and technical innovation of the print trade; the role played by private and public collections of books; and the evidence of changing reading practices throughout theperiod. The third and longest section explores the impact of the rise of print. Essays examine the effect that the printed book had on religious and political life in Ireland, providing a case study of the impact of the French Revolution on pamphlets and propaganda in Ireland; the transformationsillustrated in the history of historical writing, as well as in literature and the theatre, through the publication of play texts for a wide audience. Others explore the impact that print had on the history of science and the production of foreign language books. The volume concludes with anauthoritative bibliographical essay outlining the sources that exist for the study of the book in early modern Ireland. This is an authoritative volume with essays by key scholars that will be the standard guide for many years to come.
Raymond Gillespie is Associate Professor in the Department of Modern History at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Andrew Hadfield in Professor of English at the University of Sussex.
Title:The Oxford History Of The Irish Book, Volume Iii: The Irish Book in English, 1550-1800Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.65 inPublished:November 24, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199247056

ISBN - 13:9780199247059


Table of Contents

1. Raymond Gillespie and Andrew Hadfield: IntroductionPrint Culture2. Raymond Gillespie: Print Culture, 1550-17003. Toby Barnard: Print Culture, 1700-1800The Structure of Print4. Colm Lennon: The Print Trade, 1550-17005. Colm Lennon: The Print Trade, 1700-1800Collecting and Reading Print6. Elizabethanne Boran: Libraries and Collectors, 1550-17007. Toby Barnard: Libraries and Collectors, 1700-18008. Raymond Gillespie: Reading Print, 1550-17009. Maire Kennedy: Reading print, 1700-1800The Impact of Print10. Thomas O'Connor: Religious Change, 1550-180011. James Kelly: Political Publishing, 1550-170012. James Kelly: Political Publishing, 1700-180013. Allan Blackstock: Politics and Print: A Case Study14. Andrew Hadfield: Historical Writing, 1550-166015. Bernadette Cunningham: Historical Writing, 1660-175016. Deana Rankin: Historical Writing, 1750-180017. Andrew Carpenter: Literature in Print, 1550-180018. Christopher Morash: Theatre and Print, 1550-180019. Siobhan Fitzpatrick: Science, 1550-180020. Mary Ann Lyons: Foreign Language Books, 1550-170021. Maire Kennedy: Foreign Language Books, 1700-1800Sources for Print22. Raymond Gillespie: Sources for the History of the Early Modern Book in Ireland