9780719055270

Reading Ireland Print, Reading and Social Change in Early Modern Ireland

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  • ISBN13:

    9780719055270

  • ISBN10:

    071905527X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-05-01
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press

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Summary

This fascinating and innovative study explores the lives of people living in early modern Ireland through the books and printed ephemera which they bought, borrowed or stole from others. While the importance of books and printing in influencing the outlook of early modern people is well known, recent years have seen significant changes in our understanding of how writing and print shaped lives, and was in turn shaped by those who appropriated the written word.

Author Biography

Raymond Gillespie is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

Table of Contents

Preface vi
Note on the Text ix
Abbreviations x
PART I THE CONDITIONS OF PRINT
The social meaning of print
3(23)
The prelude to print: the rise of writing
26(29)
PART II THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRINT
The coming of print, 1550--1650
55(20)
The triumph of print, 1650--1700
75(26)
PART III THE STRATEGIES OF READING
Reading for power: institutions and print
101(30)
Reading for salvation
131(28)
Reading for profit and pleasure
159(27)
Appendix: Book production in seventeenth-century Ireland 186(4)
Bibliography 190(23)
Index 213

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